Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Portsmouth - Ten-Year Guarantee
Portsmouth City Council at the forefront of the switch to renewable energy for years now, and in a further effort to reduce the council’s carbon footprint has backed a scheme to power schools in the area through solar energy.
Some 2,000 solar panels have already been installed in a dozen Portsmouth schools at the time of writing, with plans for more. Even at those numbers, we are talking about a reduction in carbon consumption of 4,000 tonnes over 20 years.
The publicly-funded backing of solar power has been mirrored by thousands of residents looking for solar panel companies in Portsmouth. In turn, many home owners have reaped the benefit of reduced energy bills, but also encountered the scourge of birds, and in particular pigeons nesting under solar panels.
The problem is that female pigeons just love them. They are breeding year round here on the south coast of England, and therefore always on the look-out for somewhere nice and high up, safe, sheltered and warm to build their nests and raise their young. Solar panels are almost custom made for the purpose.
Of course in any walk of life, where the girls hang out and boys are not far behind, and usually you get the double problem of having the female pigeons, nests and young underneath the panels, and the boys making a noise and mess on the roof, gutters and sometimes on top of the panels. All of which is very much unwanted, and affects the performance of the panels themselves. The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help, through our Portsmouth solar panel pigeon proofing service.
We have completed thousands of solar panel pigeon proofing jobs of all sizes, and are able to move the pigeons on, clean up, and install secure solar panel pigeon protection that will last long term.
If you are looking for a solar panel pigeon protection service in Portsmouth or any of the surrounding towns like Fareham, Chichester, Waterlooville, Winchester, Bognor Regis or the Isle of Wight, please give us a call.
We offer an industry leading TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Hampshire.
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!