SOLAR PANELS: are great for lowering your power costs, but they do need some maintaining. We are finding more and more problems of birds nesting under the solar panels.
We are able to clean the gutters directly under the solar, and if need be, we can install some mesh around the bottom of the panels to stop the birds getting in there.
The other problem with the birds, is the nesting and general mess made on the roof and in the gutters. We have had to clean out nests, dead birds, eggs and of course piles of bird droppings from the blocked gutters.
*Take a look at the photos, including the one showing the tile moved out of place to accommodate the wiring, but allowing water to flow freely into the ceiling!