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Solar panels & issues with birds

  • 26-10-2021 3:20pm
    Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭

    Has anyone had issues with birds nesting under panels? I'm just about to give the go ahead on an install but this is niggling me. We get a lot of swallows nesting in our area and I'm worried they'll start nesting under the panels and wreck the wiring. I've seen mesh that can be attached to the panels to prevent birds getting under them but as I've got curved tiles I don't know how effective they'd be?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭mp3guy

    We have a dozen or two swallows nest in the building my panels are on, no problems. Even the mountains of shite they do just washes off when we get a shower.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,005 ✭✭✭jkforde

    pretty sure they won't, too exposed, even if they do the next good wind will whip them out

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭MAULBROOK

    The only worries is them **** on the panels.

  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭zac8

    Appreciate the feedback lads, thanks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,373 ✭✭✭✭the_amazing_raisin

    It can get pretty hot under the panels during summer can't it? I imagine any birds hiding under there will learn their lesson pretty quickly

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