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Interesting question.

How do you protect your solar plants – both rooftop and ground mounted – from animals, especially grazing animals and jumping animals such as monkeys?

Protection against grazing animals – this is for ground mounted solar farms – is not difficult. Good fencing should take care of it

Protection against animals such as monkeys is more challenging. Some installers – especially for rooftop – are trying to go for elevated solar panels so that monkeys might find it a bit more difficult to catch on to those panels. In my opinion, this might not be good enough, because it still exposes a whole lot of cable running from the panels to the inverters.

Others are trying to take insurance for attacks from monkeys and such animals. Well, insurance for such specific hazards are indeed available, and it is suggested you discuss this with your installer/EPC.

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