Solar panels offer a ready-made shelter for nesting under combined with a high vantage point from which to survey the surroundings.
If there’s such a thing as estate agency in bird world, and in particular pigeon world, it’s easy to envisage the blurb on the sale particulars for a nest under a well-located 4kW array.
Of course the pigeon’s gain is the system owner’s loss. Nesting birds cause problems for solar panels and increase the need for general building maintenance.
Luckily the industry has now developed well-proven solutions for solar panel protection: solar mesh and solar bird spikes.