How Nesting Birds On Your Solar Panel Damage Your System
Bird droppings are very corrosive. When they build up, they become hot spots on your solar panels and form rust easily. Even stainless steel will become vulnerable to bird droppings and pigeon nests, negatively affecting anchoring. They also contain lots of parasites and infectious diseases which can create a health issue on your property. From mites to lice infestations to nesting materials attracting other pests such as vermins, the potential hazards are endless. The stains also look terrible and leave permanent discolouration on your solar panel and property. They can scatter on your roofing eaves, gutters, and verandas, creating hygiene and health problems as well as making your property appear unkempt.
On a functional level, they greatly impede your solar returns. Bird infestations cause solar panel defects as they tamper with the wiring systems. Bird droppings are also highly acidic. They cause permanent damage and erosion to the aluminium frames of your solar panels as well as its exterior facade. This leads to the loss of solar panel function. Furthermore, the accumulation of nesting materials and feathers results in blockages and water build-up under the solar panels. This buildup can seep through the shingles and tiles, leak into the roof sheathing and compromise the insulation on your tiled roofs.