Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Norwich - Ten-Year Guarantee
Most big cities have quite low take-up of solar panels per household compared with the ‘shires’, but Norwich holds up very well in that table. There have been challenges in the area, particularly when the government cut solar subsidies paid to householders for electricity overcapacity households from 12.47p per kilowatt house to 4.39p in February 2016. That resulted in at least two solar panel companies in Norwich calling in the liquidators.
But The Solar Trade Association says that while there has been a reduction in the number of East Anglia solar panel installations since the cut, the market is evolving with new ideas coming to market. These include solar systems with home battery set-ups that store solar energy and reduce household dependence on the grid, and look to make the solar panel installation figures stack up again.
If you already have solar panels fitted, it makes the need to keep them performing at their optimum efficiency all the more important. Unfortunately pigeons don’t care, and are very likely to get in the way of that. Lady pigeons love solar panels. They nest all year round in East Anglia, rearing three or four broods a year. What Mrs Pigeon is on the look-out for is somewhere safe, sheltered and warm that’s high up and out of reach from predators like cats and magpies. Enter the gap under solar panels.
It’s just about custom-made for them. And of course where the girls go, the boys follow. The result is a whole host of problems, and if you have solar panels on your roof, sooner or later it’s likely you will be searching for Norwich solar panel pigeon proofing companies. The noise is one thing, and may well lead to a fall-out with your neighbours. But the droppings can hurt you in the pocket, and be a health hazard. Pigeon guano is classified by the local authority as hazardous waste for good reason. In fact you need special waste carrier’s licence to deal with it (which we have). The uric acid in pigeon droppings can corrode the fittings over time, and if it gets on your panels it will shade the photovoltaic cells that drive the transfer of the sun’s radiation into an electrical current, and that will adversely affect the performance of the panels themselves.
Plus pigeon guano is toxic stuff. It carries all kinds of horrible bacteria and diseases that can readily be transferred to humans and make you and your family very ill if not dealt with carefully. In a nutshell, pigeons under solar panels is an issue that needs attention. The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our specialist Norwich solar panel pigeon proofing service. We are local and 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 Norfolk and we cover a wide area of East Anglia including Lowestoft, Ipswich, Bury St Edmonds, Thetford, Swaffham, Fakenham and Cromer. Call our Norwich solar panel proofing team on 0800 327 7293
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!