In the quest for sustainable energy solutions, solar power is a beacon of hope for a cleaner, greener future. Harnessing the sun’s energy through solar panels has become increasingly popular in Aussie homes, offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional energy sources. However, amidst the rise of solar technology, there’s a silent threat lurking above—birds.

Unfortunately, birds pose a significant challenge to solar panel installations, causing damage and disruption that can compromise efficiency and productivity. But there is a solution! Elevated bird netting—a smart and effective way to protect solar panels from avian adversaries. Read on to find out how elevated bird netting can protect your solar panels in style.

The Avian Challenge

Birds are drawn to solar panels for various reasons. Some seek refuge from predators, others mistake shiny solar panels for bodies of water, while others find them a cosy place to set up home. Unfortunately, their presence can lead to a host of problems, including:

  • Nesting – Birds may build nests under or around solar panels, creating safety hazards and obstructing airflow, which can impact panel performance.
  • Droppings – Bird droppings not only create unsightly messes but can also corrode solar panel surfaces over time, reducing their efficiency.
  • Damage – Pecking, scratching, and perching behaviours can cause physical damage to solar panels, affecting their functionality and longevity.

Why Elevated Bird Netting Works

Elevated bird netting offers a proactive approach to bird control, providing a protective barrier that keeps pesky intruders at bay while allowing solar panels to soak up the sun’s rays. Here’s how it works:

Customised Design – Elevated bird netting solutions are tailored to fit the specific dimensions and layout of solar panel installations. Whether rooftop arrays or ground-mounted systems, netting can be tailored to provide comprehensive coverage without impeding solar panel performance.

Non-Invasive Installation – Unlike traditional bird deterrents, such as spikes or wires, elevated bird netting is non-invasive and does not harm birds or alter the aesthetics of solar panel arrays. The netting is strategically installed above the panels, creating a barrier that prevents birds from accessing vulnerable areas.

Durability and Longevity – Constructed from high-quality, weather-resistant materials, elevated bird netting is designed to withstand the elements and maintain its effectiveness over time. It offers long-term protection against bird-related damage, ensuring the continued efficiency and reliability of solar panel systems. Elevated netting from Bird Proof Solar is UV stabilised and features stainless steel cable and turnbuckles allowing us to offer a 10-year warranty!

The benefits of elevated bird netting extend beyond bird control. By safeguarding solar panel installations, elevated bird netting offers:

  • Enhanced Efficiency – Unobstructed access to sunlight ensures optimal energy generation and maximises the return on investment for solar panel owners.
  • Preservation of Property – Protecting solar panels from bird-related damage helps preserve their structural integrity and extends their lifespan, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.
  • Minimal Maintenance – Once installed, elevated bird netting requires minimal maintenance, freeing up time and resources for solar panel owners and operators.

Take Flight with Elevated Bird Netting

In the evolving landscape of renewable energy, elevated bird netting emerges as a vital ally in the quest for sustainable solutions. By mitigating the risks posed by avian activity, elevated bird netting helps solar panel installations soar to new heights of efficiency, reliability, and environmental responsibility.

Bird Control – Frankston, Bayside, and all over Melbourne

Bird Proof Solar is Melbourne’s trusted choice for high-quality bird proofing solutions. Ask us today about our bird deterrents, netting, and bird trapping. Dandenong to Doreen and everywhere in between, we service homes and businesses all over Melbourne. Contact us online or call 0455 476 555 today.