Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Stevenage - 10 Year Guarantee
Stevenage and the surrounding area sit somewhere in the middle of middle England when it comes to solar panel take up. Through its Environmental Management Policy, Stevenage Borough Council is committed to reduce carbon emissions through introduction of renewable energy supplies like solar power both in its own activities and households and businesses in and around Stevenage itself.
The council is encouraging partnerships local partnerships in the renewable energy arena. Stevenage council will consider home grants or loans to help home owners improve energy efficiency, with eligibility dependent on age and income.
A quick Google search shows lots of Hertfordshire solar panel companies to choose from. If you choose to generate your home electricity through solar panel installation, there are certainly plenty of positives. But few if any of those companies will talk to you about the associated problems you may encounter with pigeons.
Pigeons nest all year round in the UK, and brood three or four times a year. The females are looking for somewhere safe, warm, sheltered and high up to build their nest. The gap between the panels and the roof is custom made for them. A well fed pigeon is going to be producing some 25lb of droppings a year, and it is very corrosive because of the uric acid content. And the guano contains many unpleasant and potentially dangerous pathogens, bacteria and diseases, some of which are easily transferred to humans. What usually happens with pigeons under solar panels is that the female will be under the panels and the male partner nearby, somewhere else on your roof, guttering, TV aerial or Sky dish. Both create a lot of unwelcome noise and a lot of mess.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Stevenage 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 Hertfordshire as a whole
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!
Call our Stevenage Solar Panel Proofing Team on:
0800 327 7293