Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Bedford - Ten-Year Guarantee
The government is a fan of Bedford when it comes to the world of solar panels. Bedfordshire recently announced the opening of the UK’s first subsidy free solar panel farm. The 10 megawatt site at Clayhill in Bedfordshire is seen as a landmark for the solar panel industry according to solar panel company Anesco , and remarkably took only 12 weeks to install.
It will power some 2,500 Bedfordshire homes and the farm will be able to store the electricity created there in battery units and release it to the grid when needed. It’s also a landmark for the government, who have been boasting about the UK’s ‘greenest year on record’ and after cutting back on industry and home owner grants for solar power, have been encouraging businesses and councils to form partnerships to continue the switch to renewable energy, and individuals to go the same way and use solar panel companies in Bedford to have their own units installed. You can see a BBC video of the Bedfordshire solar panel development HERE .
For householders maybe the process should come with a government health warning, because pigeons absolutely love them and it will probably only be a matter of time before you are looking for Bedford solar panel proofing companies to move them on. For a female pigeon, the area under the panels is custom-made for nesting, and they nest all year round in the UK. It’s sheltered, safe, warm and high up (on your roof) – exactly the ingredients Mrs
Pigeon is looking for to raise her young.
So hand in hand with solar panel installation, you often get pigeon noise, and pigeon mess. When the droppings get onto the panels, they shade the photovoltaic cells that convert the sun’s radiation into your electricity, and reduce their efficiency. But the droppings contain uric acid and are toxic too
and over time they may well corrode the solar panel fittings. Local authorities insist on you having a special licence to deal with pigeon guano (which we have) and classify it as hazardous waste. The guano also carries nasty pathogens and diseases which can be passed onto humans – there is more about that in the Blog section of this website, and it doesn’t make for nice reading. Suffice to say, pigeons under solar
panels is a problem that needs dealing with, and because of the noise they create, your neighbours may soon be badgering you to do that as well.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Bedford solar panel pigeon proofing service. We know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will move on, long term. We are able to attach a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE to all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Bedfordshire including in surrounding towns like Hitchin, Biggleswade, St Neots and Sandy.
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!