SolaTrim Protective Barrier Gains Further Adoption as Residential Solar Seeks Improved Pest Control Solutions to Meet Changes in Canadian Electrical Code
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2016) – SolaTrim™ LLC (www.solatrim.com), innovators in protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, today announced that the company has signed a Distribution Agreement with Sentinel Solar (www.sentinelsolar.com) of Concord, Ontario, Canada with additional offices in Alberta, Calgary. This agreement means a significant increase in market reach for the SolaTrim product in Canada.
Sentinel Solar has been servicing the Canadian solar industry for more than a decade. SolaTrim offers top-quality products and services at competitive prices. With the addition of the SolaTrim protective barriers, Sentinel Solar can now offer residential solar system integrators and installers a solution to meet the Canadian Electrical Code. A new addenda to the Canadian Electrical Code requires photovoltaic source circuits installed on a building or rooftop (where the system requires arc fault that is not module level), to be protected from rodents. SolaTrim’s coated aluminum protective barriers meet the demands of the Code right out of the box. SolaTrim provides a protective metal barrier that is both aesthetically pleasing and durable, designed to last for the entire life of the solar system.
“Canada is a growing market for residential solar systems, and by establishing this new relationship with one of the largest solar distributors in Canada we anticipate SolaTrim to gain more prominence in the Canadian and North American solar market,” said Bob Smith, co-founder and President of SolaTrim.
“There are defined Canadian solar installations which are now required to include some form of barrier protection against intrusion from pests. SolaTrim, specifically designed to protect and beautify rooftop solar systems, meets the Canadian Electrical Code specification requiring rodent guards. SolaTrim also prevents damage from winter ice dams and snow loads. There isn’t a protective barrier better suited to Canadian residential solar installations than SolaTrim.”
“The first line of defense to mitigating a DC arc risk is component quality, installation process and the presence of protective devices for the entire electrical system.” Said Adam Webb, President of Sentinel Solar. SolaTrim™ is the best solution to prevent unnecessary solar panel arcing, a condition that can cause fire incidents.”
SolaTrim is an all-weather aluminum barrier stiffened by design to resist warping or bending. SolaTrim is also diamond-stamped to facilitate airflow. The SolaTrim panels come with a peel-and-stick adhesive that attaches permanently to the solar frame. SolaTrim requires no screws, clips or fasteners that could negatively effect the system’s appearance, or the solar module manufacturers’ warranty. SolaTrim’s adhesive has been tested to withstand extreme weather conditions and is designed to last for the life of the solar system. SolaTrim permanently prevents birds and rodents from nesting under the solar array.
About Sentinel Solar
Sentinel Solar has established itself as the benchmark in Ontario’s solar industry. Our dedication to product excellence and customer satisfaction is what sets us apart from all others. With over 20 years’ experience in Canada’s solar industry, delivering top-quality products, and constant innovation is what makes Sentinel Solar the reliable choice as your system provider.
With headquarters in Concord, Ontario and offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Sentinel Solar provides innovative solutions at competitive prices for roof, ground and architectural solar installations.
For more information, visit www.sentinelsolar.com.
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 border 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 America’s renewable energy initiatives.
For more information, visit www.solatrim.com.
Tom Woolf, Public Relations