Protecting solar panel isn’t hard Disregarding the fact that solar panels are designed strong, rugged, and can withstand some unfavorable conditions to some extent, the solar panels can only last if and only if it’s protected from every thing that can affect it both externally and internally. In my last article, I explained how solar panels can be cleaned, but this cleaning trick isn’t enough as a protection of the solar panel, there are also some major things to look over especially for those who don’t stay in an urban area e.g protecting from dangerous objects that might be thrown at it mistakenly, birds, monkeys, etc.
#1 Placing Objects Over or Around the Solar Panel
You should consider placing a strong transparent, not too tight e.g something like a cage with few crosses over the panel or a solid item around it but make sure there’s still chance for the sun else you might not reach the daily expected power because the panel has been covered.
- Using Chicken wire can protect, scare away volant animals from your solar panel.
- Making use of polycarbonate, glass.
#2 Security/Ultrasonic Alarms or Scarecrows
Wiki: A security alarm is a system designed to detect intrusion – unauthorized entry – into a building or other area. Security alarms are used in residential, commercial, industrial, and military properties for protection against burglary (theft) or property damage, as well as personal protection against intruders.
Wiki: A scarecrow is a mannequin often in the shape of a human. Humanoid scarecrows are usually dressed in old clothes and placed in open fields to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.[et_bloom_inline optin_id=optin_3]
Using either of the two, you can send off animals but this won’t work on humans e.g kids throwing sharp objects.
But if you can’t, you can decide to place a fake sticker e.g reading Protected by THSM Security Alarms, on it just to create fear just in case anyone wants to perform theft/
#3 Be updated with your solar panel installer/company and seek guidance