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Pigeon Guard and Solar PV Panel Heat

Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels and micro inverters produce a small amount of heat that needs to be dissipated. Panel Arrays are mounted a few inches above the roof, and microinverters are mounted in the shade under the PV panel. Air circulates, convection, between the roof and panels removing heat and lowering the temperature of the roof and panels.

Pigeon guards should be installed on all solar PV panel arrays because pigeons can nest under the panels, and their waste causes damage to your panels and your roof.  Robco uses a solid flashing guard instead of netting or mesh for stronger protection and a cleaner look.

Robco’s pigeon guard is designed to look solid and completely flush with solar PV panels from the ground. However, there are 1/4” air gaps along the guard’s edge where it meets the roof tiles and where it is attached to the panel skirting. The gap is enough for rainwater and heat to escape but not let in pigeons.

Robco has used this guard design for more than eight years, and several punishing Las Vegas summers have shown no issues.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with other questions; our Solar Consultants are always here to support you during and beyond installation.

Solar Panel Pigeon Guard