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Solar Panel Bird Guard Installation

Pigeons, other birds and squirrels are annoying and dangerous when they get under a solar PV system. Droppings on the panels shade the cells and reduce performance, droppings on connectors prematurely age and damage them, unsecured cables get bent and stretched. In general it's not a good situation for creatures to be living under a solar PV system. If they are causing problems, have damaged or risk damaging the solar PV system or the roof, you would like them removed, the system tidied up and creatures permanently prevented from gaining access underneath the panels, then we can help.

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We can't carry out our work without a scaffold, so are at our most price competitive for bird deterrent installations when there is already a problem for us to deal with on the roof that requires the system to be tested and or for solar panels to be temporarily removed and stored on a scaffold.

All of the work we do on roofs will require a scaffold, this will add significant costs to a bird guard installation in comparison to those who are able to carry out a basic bird guard installation working off ladders and ropes.

We look at protecting the whole roof and solar system for the long term and the service includes electrical testing. Before installing the bird guard we test and inspect the panels, cables and all of the electrical connections, making repairs and improvements as we go. At the same time, when required we also carry out repairs and routine maintenance to the roof itself as well as the guttering and the solar mountings.

Solar Panel Bird Guard Installation Schedule:

Quotation: Contact us and tell us about the solar PV system, send us pictures of the access and the roof and let us know about the work that you would like done. We will then prepare a quotation. We have carried out lots of similar work and will be happy to provide references.

Pigeons on Solar Panels


Solar Panel Bird Guard Clip


Solar Panel Bird Guard Installation

Book Installation: If you would like to go ahead, the next step is to book in the work for a convenient time. We can usually start within 2-3 weeks from the time that you give us the go ahead, allowing for delivery of the scaffolding and any materials.

Scaffold Installed: The clock starts when the scaffold is installed and we will look to coordinate things so we are on the roof within a day or two.

System Testing: If the system is damaged or faulty then the first thing we will usually do is locate and fix the fault, once satisfied that we have a working system we will then test the system and record the results. If the system is working, we will test the system and record the results before any work on the roof begins.

Clear & remove debris and nesting materials: We will completely clear the area under the solar panels and dispose of any debris.

Roof/System Repairs & Maintenance: If required, whilst the scaffold is up we will be happy to do any other repair or maintenance work required on the roof, this can include clearing gutters, replacing tiles and flashings. At this time we will take the opportunity to secure and trim any excess cable, replace any suspect, aged or worn connectors, check for wear and that connections are secure and generally ensure that the solar PV system is in good shape.

Solar Panel Cleaning: Solar panels near birds can get very dirty and the time when you are up close, before the mesh goes on is the perfect time to give them a thorough clean, so this is what we do.

Solar Panel Bird Guard Installation: Once everything is fixed, secured and clean, the next step is to install steel mesh around the array. to secure the mesh we usually use clips designed to secure the mesh to the frames of the solar panels, avoiding any screwing or drilling, maintaining the integrity of the panels and the roof covering.

Recommissioning When the work on the roof is complete, the system is retested and the solar PV system recommissioned

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Solar Power System Testing, Servicing & Maintenance

Regular solar PV system testing, servicing and maintenance will extend the life of a solar PV system and ensure that solar panels are always operating safely and at their best, whilst maximising yields.

We offer complete safety and performance testing for solar PV power systems of any size. Includes solar panels, cables, solar inverters, isolators and mains connections.

We provide solar power system testing and maintenance services for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural clients across Southern, South West England and the West Midlands, with specialist experience working with farmers, developers and commercial and industrial buildings owners.

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Solar Roof Repair - Repairs to roofs where solar is already installed

Solar Roof Repairs - Rainf

A poorly designed and installed solar PV system can cause terrible damage to roofs, which over time can allow moisture to enter and further damage the structure of buildings. Cracked tiles, poor flashing work, damaged underlay, battens and rafters, use of incorrect fixings, poor installation methods, there's a lot that can and has gone wrong when installing solar panels onto roofs.

We are flexible when it comes to fixing solar roofs, we already work with and are known by many local roofers and builders and welcome the opportunity to work with more. We also have capable and experienced roofers in house and are happy to work with homeowners, landlords, farmers, anyone interested in repairing a solar damaged roof directly.

Solar Roof Repair - Repairs to roofs where solar is already installed

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Articles: Further Information, Calculators & Solar Inverter Fault Codes

Lots of articles, calculators and technical information including links for further reading. Covering a range of topics related to the installation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic and electrical systems in the UK.

Solar PV Information Articles

Cleaning Solar PV Panels

If storms, driving rain and powerful winds haven't cleaned your solar panels yet ... it's time to face some hard facts ... we suspect, having found this article, as you might already know, these so called 'self cleaning' solar panels are nothing of the sort!

How to provide power to a house using a portable generator

In this article we show you how to power your home using a portable diesel, petrol or LPG generator. We look at changeover switches, the importance of earthing, generator loadings, how to isolate non essential loads. We ask where to locate the generator when it's in operation, how best to safely isolate the grid/mains power supply and switch to a generator supply.

Safely Retrofitting Solar PV Roof Mounts

The things to consider before installing a retrofited solar PV system on a roof and an introduction to the type of equipment used to secure an on-roof solar PV system.

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What Our Customers Say:

"We were very relieved to find Glen when our Solar Panel system stopped working, as our original supplier had gone out of business. We cannot praise Glen's persistence enough as he thoroughly reviewed the system to identify the faults and repair it, despite the searing heat of last summer. He also talked to Solar Edge and provided fault data to enable us to get a replacement part under warranty. Many thanks Glen for getting us up and running again!" - Jane Pearce, Highworth

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Case Studies

We've carried out Solar PV System design, installation, testing, repair and maintenance work on solar PV systems of all shapes and sizes all across the UK.

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Areas Served:

We are located in Wanborough, very close to Swindon in Wiltshire, Southern England, UK. From here we service clients within a 90 minute driving radius including the towns, cities and regions below:

Swindon: Abingdon, Aldbourne, Amesbury, Andover, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Berkshire, Bicester, Blunsdon, Box, Bracknell, Bradford on Avon, Bridgwater, Bristol, Buckingham, Burford, Burnham on Sea, Calne, Camberley, Cardiff, Carterton, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Corsham, Cricklade, Devizes, Didcot, Evesham, Eynsham, Faringdon, Frome, Fleet, Glastonbury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Henley-on-Thames, Highclere, Highworth, Hook, Hungerford, Keynsham, Kingsclere, Lambourn, Lechlade, Ledbury, Ludgershall, Lyneham, Maidenhead, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Marshfield, Melksham, Minety, Newbury, Newport, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Pewsey, Purton, Ramsbury, Reading, Ross on Wye, Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Shalbourne, Slough, Southampton, Stow, Stratford upon Avon, Stroud, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Thatcham, Tidworth, Trowbridge, Wanborough, Wantage, Warminster, Weston Super Mare, Wiltshire, Winchester, Windsor, Witney, Wokingham, Worcester, Wroughton and Yate.

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