SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2017) – SolaTrim™ LLC (www.solatrim.com), innovators in protective barriers that safeguard and beautify residential rooftop solar systems, has announced that a distribution agreement has been reached with Guillevin Greentech, operating out of London, Ontario, who now joins SolaTrim’s expanded network of Canadian distributors. Guillevin Greentech, a subsidiary of Guillevin International Co., and affiliated with CED Greentech in the US will be offering SolaTrim’s solar panel protection to residential solar system integrators all across Canada.
Guillevin Greentech is the newly launched renewable energy division of Guillevin International Co., supplier of electrical materials since 1906. The name Guillevin International Co. has been synonymous with quality, efficiency and innovation in the field of product distribution and supply. With 1,200 employees based in more than 100 locations across Canada, Guillevin distributes a wide range of products deriving from multiple worldwide manufacturers.
Mike Jeffrey, General Manager of Guillevin Greentech in Canada issued this statement, “We are pleased to be able to offer SolaTrim™ to contractors and installers in the Canadian solar pv market. We are impressed with the clean look offered by the system and the high level of protection as well as ease of installation. We will offer the product from our two main warehouses located in Eastern and Western Canada and available through our network of Guillevin Greentech Champion locations.”
SolaTrim is an all-weather aluminum barrier applied to rooftop solar array perimeters to prevent pests from nesting under the solar panels while providing a clean, finished look to any solar installation. SolaTrim provides an out-of-the-box solution that complies with the changes to Rule 50-018 of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code – Part 1, which will require photovoltaic source circuits installed on or above a building to be protected against damage from rodents unless DC arc-fault protection is located at the module. An Appendix B note has also been added indicating that material such as expanded metal, solid metal, and screening can be used to enclose photovoltaic source circuit conductors as protection against damage from rodents.
The SolaTrim panels come with a peel-and-stick adhesive that attaches permanently to the solar modules and requires no screws, clips or fasteners that could either fail, negatively affect the system’s appearance, or void the solar module manufacturers’ warranty. SolaTrim’s panels are stiffened by design to resist warping or bending and diamond-stamped to facilitate airflow. The adhesive has been tested to withstand extreme weather conditions, is engineered specifically to prevent birds and rodents from nesting under the solar array, and is designed to last for the life of the system.
“We are thrilled with the Guillevin Greentech agreement,” said Bob Smith, President and Co-founder of SolaTrim LLC, “which we believe gives us the coast-to-coast availability of the SolaTrim product in Canada that has been our goal. As we see SolaTrim become the preferred system for residential solar rodent and environmental protection across North America, we are also extremely pleased to have attracted solid business relationships with international companies like Guillevin Greentech. We have always believed that SolaTrim has the potential to become a global product as an aesthetic barrier that can protect and beautify rooftop solar systems, prevent rodent infestation, have all-weather, all-climate durability, and in Canada, will even resist winter ice dams and snow loads. We’re proud to be part of the Guillevin Greentech product catalogue.”
About Guillevin Greentech and Guillevin International Co.
The origins of Guillevin International Co. date from a business founded in 1906 by François-Xavier Guillevin on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal. In 1965, Jeannine Guillevin Wood assumed the presidency of the business upon the death of her husband François, the son of François-Xavier. Under her leadership, the Company has expanded considerably through strategic acquisitions and the opening of numerous locations.
Today, with its nationwide distribution network, Guillevin International ranks among Canada’s largest distributors of electrical material. It is also a major distributor of safety products and equipment as well as industrial supplies. Its knowledgeable employees working in more than 100 Profit Centers in key locations across Canada ensure Guillevin’s success by distributing a wide variety of products from selected world-class manufacturers. Guillevin Greentech, a division of Guillevin International Co. was launched in late 2016 to provide a national distribution network of renewable products to help the federal and provincial governments meet their aggressive renewable energy goals to replace carbon emissions.
SolaTrim LLC is an innovator in providing new solutions to protect and beautify residential solar systems as well as protect the homeowner solar investment. The SolaTrim barrier system adds an attractive skirting to rooftop solar arrays while protecting the system from pests, debris and other environmental threats. Solar integrators across the country are turning to SolaTrim as a permanent solution that will beautify rooftop solar while reducing unnecessary service & warranty calls.
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, SolaTrim is committed to developing affordable, dependable, and attractive made-in-the-USA solar aftermarket products to support renewable energy initiatives in America and across the globe.
For more information, visit www.solatrim.com.