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What if I have a lot of squirrels?

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

Squirrels and other small animals are not typically a problem for solar panels. However, there have been some cases where squirrels have chewed on wires or built nests under solar panels, which can cause damage.


If you are concerned about squirrels or other animals damaging your solar panels, there are a few things you can do:

  • Install critter guards. Critter guards are metal mesh or plastic barriers that can be installed around your solar panels to prevent animals from getting to them.

  • Trim back trees and shrubs. Squirrels and other animals are more likely to nest in areas that are shaded and provide cover. Trimming back trees and shrubs around your home can help to deter animals from nesting near your solar panels.

  • Inspect your solar panels regularly. If you see any signs of damage, such as chewed wires or nests, you should contact your solar installer immediately.

If you have solar panels and you are concerned about squirrels or other animals, we recommend scheduling a consultation with a solar installer. They can assess your situation and recommend the best way to protect your solar panels from damage.


We also offer a warranty that covers damage to your solar panels caused by squirrels or other animals. This means that if your solar panels are damaged by squirrels, we will repair or replace them at no cost to you.


We are committed to helping you protect your solar panels from damage. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and we will help you find the best solution for your needs.




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