Having solar panels in your home is a smart move. They cut down on electricity bills and are better for the planet. But, there’s a catch—birds. They might look harmless, but when it comes to solar panels, they can cause quite a bit of trouble. Here’s a closer look at why keeping birds away from your solar panels is crucial and how Solar Planet can lend a helping hand.

The Issue with Birds and Solar Panels


Birds searching for cosy nesting spots find the sheltered space under solar panels perfect. While it’s an ideal setup for them, it’s problematic for homeowners. Here’s why:

  1. Reduced Efficiency: Bird droppings and nesting materials can block sunlight, reducing your solar panels’ efficiency.
  2. Wiring Damage: Birds might nibble on the wiring, potentially leading to costly repairs or replacements.
  3. Risk of Water Damage: Nesting can obstruct proper water drainage, risking water accumulation and potential leaks.

Safeguarding Your Solar Panels from Birds with Solar PlanetSolar Planet to the Rescue


Worry not; Solar Planet is here to assist. Not only do we understand the significance of protecting your solar investment, but we also offer practical solutions by connecting you with up to four trusted MCS-accredited installers in your area. Here’s how we and our network of professionals can help:

  1. Installation of Protective Measures: Our network includes experts in installing bird deterrents like mesh screens or spikes, designed specifically for solar panels. They ensure birds can’t nest underneath or damage the panels.
  2. Advice and Installation of the Latest Technologies: Solar Planet’s accredited installers are knowledgeable about the latest technologies and methods for keeping birds at bay, ensuring your solar panels remain efficient and unharmed.
  3. Regular Maintenance and Cleaning: To discourage birds from making your solar panels their home, regular cleaning is vital. Our installers offer maintenance services to keep your panels in top condition, making them less attractive to birds.
  4. Professional Nest Removal: Should birds settle in before protective measures are in place, our experts can safely remove nests without harming the birds or your solar panel system, adhering to wildlife protection guidelines.

Why It’s Important


Guarding your solar panels against birds is essential not just for maintaining low electricity bills but also for protecting your solar energy investment. Solar panels are a significant investment, and simple protective steps can prevent unnecessary expenses and complications down the line.



Birds might seem like a minor nuisance for solar panel owners, but they can lead to significant issues if not addressed. With Solar Planet, safeguarding your solar panels is straightforward. We connect you with experienced, MCS-accredited installers who can implement effective bird deterrents and provide ongoing maintenance, ensuring your solar panels continue to function efficiently and last longer. Let Solar Planet help you keep your solar investment secure and productive. Get your free no-obligation quotes today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do birds pose a problem for solar panels?

Birds can cause several issues for solar panels, including reduced efficiency due to droppings and nesting materials blocking sunlight, potential damage to wiring from nibbling, and obstructed water drainage leading to accumulation and leaks.

How can Solar Planet help protect my solar panels from birds?

Solar Planet connects you with up to four trusted MCS-accredited installers in your area who can install effective bird deterrents like mesh screens and spikes, offer regular maintenance and cleaning services, and safely remove any existing nests without harming the birds or your system.

What kind of bird deterrents can be installed?

Our network of professional installers can fit your solar panel system with mesh screens to prevent birds from accessing the area underneath your panels and spikes to discourage them from landing and nesting on your roof.

Is regular maintenance necessary for solar panels?

Yes, regular maintenance and cleaning are crucial to keep your solar panels working efficiently. It also makes the panels less attractive to birds looking for nesting spots.

Can the installers remove nests that are already there?

Yes, our MCS-accredited installers are trained to safely remove any nests from under your solar panels, following wildlife protection guidelines to ensure no harm comes to the birds.

Will bird deterrents affect the appearance of my solar panels?

The bird deterrents used are designed to be minimally intrusive and not detract from the appearance of your solar panels or your home. The goal is to protect your investment without compromising on aesthetics.

How do I know if I need bird protection for my solar panels?

If you notice birds frequently landing on or near your solar panels, droppings, or materials that could be used for nesting, it’s a good indication that bird protection measures could be beneficial.

Are the installers certified?

Yes, Solar Planet connects you with MCS-accredited installers, ensuring they meet high standards of quality and professionalism in solar panel installation and maintenance.

How can I get started with protecting my solar panels from birds?

You can start by filling out our quote form. We will assess your needs and connect you with up to four trusted, certified installers in your area who can provide you with the best solutions for keeping your solar panels bird-free.

Will bird protection for solar panels be expensive?

The cost can vary depending on the specific measures needed for your solar panel system. However, investing in bird protection can save you money in the long run by preventing damage and maintaining the efficiency of your solar panels. Our connected installers can provide you with quotes and options that fit your budget.

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