SolaTrim LLC, a provider of protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, has signed a distribution agreement with Hybrid Power Supply of Calgary, Alberta. With this new distribution agreement, SolaTrim not only expands its market presence into Canada but also opens up new sales opportunities in niche alternative energy applications.
Unlike many residential solar system distributors, Hybrid Power Supply targets specific channels and markets, including off-the-grid power systems, marine solar systems, and RV solar systems. The distributor maintains an intimate catalog and does not offer preconfigured residential solar system modules. Instead, they offer specialty products such as solar batteries, power inverters, controllers, and switches as well as solar panels that can be assembled into custom solar systems. Hybrid Power Supply considers itself a value-added solar distributor, offering product training, support, and warranty servicing to dealers and installers.
“We believe that protection of solar systems is something that’s been neglected by the industry for far too long,” said Haig Davis, president of Hybrid Power Supply. “We are excited to be bringing SolaTrim to Canada as now we have a product available to Canadian solar installers and homeowners that provides the last vital component in the residential solar installation and what’s great is SolaTrim does this in an aesthetically pleasing, easy to fit practical way.”
Hybrid Power Supply will be supplying solar installers across Canada with SolaTrim barriers. SolaTrim is an ideal addition to Hybrid Power Supply’s catalog of solar charge controllers, inverters, and batteries.
“We are delighted to have found a specialty distributor such as Hybrid Power Supply to help open the Canadian region, and introduce SolaTrim to new integrators serving niche markets,” said Bob Smith, co-founder and President of SolaTrim. “Canada is a burgeoning market for solar power, and SolaTrim barriers are ideal for keeping debris and pests from under solar arrays. SolaTrim also helps prevent rooftop snow loading and ice dams by preventing snow from accumulating under solar arrays in winter.”
SolaTrim is an all-weather aluminum barrier stiffened by design to resist warping or bending and diamond-stamped to facilitate airflow. The SolaTrim panels come with a peel-and-stick adhesive that attaches permanently to the solar frame and requires no drilling or clips that could negatively affect the system’s appearance or the solar module manufacturers’ warranty. The adhesive has been tested to withstand extreme weather conditions and will last for the life of the solar system so it will permanently prevent birds and rodents from nesting under the solar array, which can cause damage to the solar systems.
— Solar Builder magazine