Solar Panels and Nature
Some of the advantages to installing a solar energy system on a rooftop include providing an added shade or barrier that absorbs direct sunlight and the solar panels ability to shed snow relatively quickly. The shading helps keep interior space cooler. And the faster snow starts to melt and is quickly shed, the faster a system returns to normal solar power production.
However, shedding sheets of snow may cause unacceptable hazards for some homeowners. Depending on roofing design and the corresponding roof pitch, snow melt can be quite different after a solar system is installed. Engineered roofing materials are often designed to increase friction and slow down the snow sheet slipping. Solar panels, on the other hand, are designed with deliberate smooth glass surfaces.
And nature is always taking advantage of every opportunity provided it. Feathered and furry creatures alike may find the comfort of the shaded space underneath solar panels idea for their own protection and home-making. Some perhaps already find your attic accommodating for the same reasons.