Solar Panel Pigeon Problem

 In this day and age, the rise of solar panel installation has sky rocketed in a global scale. It had a slow start in year 2000 but since then, all it did is propelled upward. Among other countries, United States has been the to consumer of the solar panel products, next is China, Japan and the rest of the world. Why not! Solar energy is the most abundant of all energy resource on the planet. It takes only 8 minutes for the energy from the sun to reach earth which is 92.96 Million miles away. A staggering 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth non-stop, that is about 10,000 times the world’s total energy use. Here in U.S. alone, the solar panel installations is reaching 3,300 megawatts this year which ranks the country to be one of the top largest solar market on the globe. That brings us to our pin-point of discussion

 

Solar Panels are not cheap and they are good investments, we can categorize it as an “Asset” because an asset is either giving you income or decreasing your expenses.  That being said, Solar Panels must be protected and maintained accordingly.  Unfortunately, one of the beloved creatures on earth, Pigeons happened to be the number one public enemy in regards to our roof-top solar panels. It’s like their home sweet home, they make a nest underneath, they breed in there and not to mention the nasty droppings. Solar Panel companies should starts incorporating products to secure the edges from these lovely creatures in accessing the bottom of the panels.  They might have been doing it already, however, a whole lot of residential and commercials buildings were installed with the solar panels with an open invitations for homeless pigeons to take refuge.

 

There are a lot of products out there to solve this issue. It is simple to do but challenging because of the roof-top location. An inexperienced DIY dude, in not careful enough can be exposed to risk of fall. Professionals are great, will definitely get this job done for a fee.  So, since you are reading all they down to this point, I am presuming that you are a DIY type, well, that is absolutely fine and dandy. Let’s take a look at how will it look afterwards when the solution to the problem has been applied.

I personally installed one of these amazing products and it solved my problem once and for all.  As a DIY guy, if the pros can do it, I can do it, you can do it too.  The amount of money you saved and the experience level you gained is very rewarding. There are lot of YouTube videos to help you get this task done. The products below are designed to last a long time.  You will need to purchase the Guard Wire and the Aluminum Clips to easily attach them firmly on the edges of the panels.  Thank you for reading my blog, I highly recommend getting them from Amazon and please feel free to leave some comments and also, join my email list to received my next “Problem and Solutions” blogs.