Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Solihull - 10 Year Guarantee
Solihull Hospital is one of the area’s flagship public buildings that benefits from solar power energy bill savings, while at the same time doing its bit to contribute to reduced carbon emissions. Saving lives, and saving the planet!
Solihull residents have bought into the Solihull Metropolitan Boroughs strategy of doing what it can within its budget to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and switch to more sustainable energy sources. Solihull has the highest take up per capita of solar panels in the region, and much higher than nearby Birmingham.
Studies estimate that it takes about 8-9 years for the investment in solar panels to pay back, but that is of course if they are working properly. Pigeons can get in the way of that, by causing damage under the panels while nesting, and by leaving their corrosive droppings around, under and on top of the panels themselves.
Female pigeons have something of a pigeon fancy for solar panels. They breed several times a year and are always on the look-out for somewhere to bring up there young which offers them safety at height, warmth and shelter. The area under your panels is custom made for them, and the male partner will be hanging around on your roof, gutter or TV aerial nearby.
They inevitably create a lot of mess, and a pigeon will produce around 25lb of it a year. That’s the weight of your average two year old.
Pigeon droppings are classed by the council as toxic waste and with good reason. You need special licences and PPE to deal with pigeon guano safely (which we have).
The droppings themselves contain uric acid, which over time can corrode the metal fitting and fixings. And if left on the panels themselves, could damage them and by blocking out light, will inhibit the ability of the photovoltaic cells to convert the sun’s radiation into light and thus will adversely affect the performance and efficiency of the panels themselves. All that and the noise they create will drive you and your neighbours to distraction.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Solihull solar panel pigeon proofing service. We know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will move on, long term. And we offer a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in the West Midlands.
Frequently Asked Questions
At British Bird Control we like to keep things nice and simple when it comes to the cost of solar panel pigeon protection, and we are very competitive indeed on price. Our cost structure is largely based on whether or not our operatives will require scaffolding to carry out the work safely.
We can usually work this out from a telephone consultation and a quick look at your property on Google Earth, and can often provide you with a quotation over the phone. We require a 25% deposit to book in. Call us on 0800 327 7293.
Yes, all our teams carry specialist solar panel and roof tile cleaning kits with all the specialist equipment, cleaning fluids and biocides required to provide the best way to clean solar panels roof tiles, gutters and walls of pigeon guano safely and without any damage.
This not only cleans but is also a powerful biocide agent, which kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi associated with pigeon guano. This is not priced is as part of the solar panel proofing work, but can be quoted once we arrive at the job and evaluate what’s involved.
If you have birds getting under solar panels and believe this could be adversely affecting the performance of the panels and the very reason you got them in the first place, please let us know during the telephone consultation.
We have teams that can evaluate and fix solar panel performance on the spot, but if this is the case we may need to make a separate visit before the solar panel proofing takes place to check whether there is a short circuit, broken solar panel inverter, or other electrical issue which would make it dangerous to be on the roof until fixed. Please also let us know if you think there are dead adult pigeons under solar panels when we talk on the phone – they may have been electrocuted!