Town hall bosses are in a flap as they pay out £360,000 on mesh to protect solar panels from pigeons
- Nottingham City Council has spent £360k to deter pigeons from solar panels
- Officials received 300 complaints from residents about the birds nesting
- The guano can diminish the amount of sunlight captured by the panels
- The council fitted solar panels to more than 3,000 homes across the city
A council that fitted solar panels on thousands of homes to meet green targets is having to spend more than £360,000 on wire mesh to deter pigeons.
Nottingham City Council received more than 300 complaints from its tenants about birds nesting under the panels.
As well as being a noise nuisance, the pigeons caused leaking roofs and blocked the gutters, while their…