Bird Proofing System
You may wish to consider a bird proofing protection system for your solar array whilst improving the aesthetics of the sunroof install.
How can birds spread diseases?
Their ability to spread a range of diseases is why a select species of bird such as pigeons and gulls are regarded as pests. The main species of bird which are responsible for spreading diseases are: Pigeons; gulls; sparrows and starlings.
You may be wondering:
Bird faeces, and in particular the droppings from pigeons, gulls, starlings and house sparrows, is the primary reason behind the spread of diseases by birds.
Essentially, bird faeces act as a giant sponge for pathogens. Although in small doses this isn’t harmful, when infestations reach large numbers, the build up of bird faeces can result in an increased risk of exposure.
Although not as common as bird faeces, feathers can also be responsible for the spread of diseases.
A bird’s feather, particularly from those living in an urban environment, can often play host to a range of parasites, bacteria and viruses. However, it is primarily the feathers of a dead bird which carry said diseases.
It’s important to note that the chances of catching a disease from bird feathers is very slim
Bird nests can also be held responsible for the spread of diseases. Bird nest can be the perfect breeding site for certain species of fungi, which can spread through debris.
To add to this, bird nests can also be a great home for parasites and other insects. In some cases said insects and parasites are known vectors of specific diseases, which can result in human transmission.
There are a few mediums in which you can catch a disease from a bird, with some being more common than others. They are:
- Inhaling – When bird droppings dry and become disturbed, any diseases living in the faeces can become airborne.
- Eating – Consuming food products contaminated with bacteria, fungi, or viruses spread by birds.
- Drinking – Similar to eating. Drinking contaminated water and other drink products can lead to infection.
- Touching – Dead birds can play hosts to range of harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
- Insect bites – Biting insects can become infected with a disease from biting a bird. Accumulating a bite from an infected insect can lead to infection.
The solution that can address any concerns that you may have about birds nesting under solar array
Benefits of Solar Skirt
- Looks great - Should you be considering to address the gap between the roof and the panels, to assist when there is uneven water runoff and detritus from birds, animals plants then the Solar Skirt will improve the aesthetic appearance of every solar PV system giving them a sleek black trim.
- Easy to install - Installation just involves fixing our clamps with an allen key and pre-cut lengths of skirt. Scaffolding is often not needed, with access from a ladder and rope & harness. Unlike mesh it doesn't need to be cut, clamped, folded, bent etc. etc
- Prevent birds & rodents - Pigeons nesting under panels and squirrels and other rodents chewing on wires can often mean a lot of mess and a damaged PV system that then requires full scaffolding and 2 - 3 men to take off the panels, clear the mess, fix the wiring, refix the panels and fit a mesh barrier to prevent it happening, which easily cost well over £1,000 to fix.
- Can fit any size system – The skirt system will work with any PV panel up to 50mm width
- Prevent visible water run-off patterns and hides wires - water run-off can be unsightly and often the gap under the panels can show loose wires other detritus caught under the panels.
These homes now benefit from the solar Skirt system
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