Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Corby - Ten-Year Guarantee
Corby Borough Council has been keen on solar power for years, and after Government funding for grants to help with the move to this renewable energy source dried up, Corny councillors have been looking at other ways to encourage the Northamptonshire town’s residents to go solar. Thinking
outside of the box, the council hooked up with community enterprise company Empower Community Management to secure funding for a Corby solar panel project at an initial 1,000 social housing homes, with the hope that there will be many more on the way. ECM promises that profits from such projects are ploughed back into them, with any surplus energy going to the community. Tenants receive free daytime power, with an estimated saving to them of around £200 a year.
That’s of course if they are working properly. One of the things that can get in the way of optimum solar panel performance are pigeons, or pigeon droppings to be precise. Pigeons and solar panels go hand in hand – the females love the space underneath them for nesting – and anyone in the area
with solar panels is likely to be looking for Corby solar panel proofing companies sooner or later. Once a female pigeons has ‘taken a fancy’ to your panels, you are likely to experience multiple problems, including falling out with your neighbours due to the noise and mess they create. Pigeon droppings are toxic due to the uric acid content. Indeed the council classifies pigeon guano as hazardous waste, and you need special licences to deal with it, which we have.
Over time the acid can corrode the solar panel fittings, and any build-up of pigeon droppings on solar panels will shade the photovoltaic cells and inhibit their ability convert the sun’s radiation into electricity. You should also be aware that pigeon guano is a vector for some very nasty bacteria and disease that are transmittable to humans and can make a person very ill. There’s more on that in our Blog. All in all pigeons under solar panels is an issue that needs dealing with.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our specialist Corby solar panel pigeon proofing service. We are based in Northamptonshire ourselves, just up the road from Corby, and we know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will
move on, long term. We offer a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Northamptonshire and we cover most of the surrounding area includes Market Harborough, Kettering, Oundle, Stamford and Oakham.
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!