For this kit to work the solar panel must have a minimum 20mm return lip on the underside of the frame.
Solar mesh Kit Contents:
- 1 x Solar Panel Weldmesh Roll in Galvanised or Stainless Steel
- 60 x SolarFix Panel Mesh Clips
- 1 x Standard Wire Cutters
- 20 x Corner Zip Ties
SolarFix Stainless Steel Weldmesh Spec:
- Manufactured from: 19 gauge / 1.00 mm diameter European Grade A 304 stainless steel wire.
- Mesh Size: 25mm X 25mm (1″ X 1″)
- Roll Width: 250mm (1′)
- Roll Length: 30m (100′)
SolarFix Solar Panel Clips Specs:
- Where to Use: Rooftop solar panel arrays
- Target Bird: All species
- Bird Pressure: All levels
- Material: U.V.-stabilized polycarbonate
- Installation: Wire mesh is bound to solar panels using patent-pending clips
- Expertise Level: Easy
For the SolarFix kit to work the solar panel must have a minimum 20mm return lip on the underside of the frame.
Solar panels are being installed on commercial and residential roofs across Ireland at an ever-increasing rate. These arrays provide perfect harbourage for birds, and homeowners are desperate for a solution that does not involve piercing or damaging the solar panels with mechanical fixings or adhesives, hence avoiding warranty infringements.
This innovative system is designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from damage.
A typical solar panel is approximately 1.6m tall and 1m wide, on a typical panel one should use 3 clips on each long edge and 2 clips on each short edge. See the diagram attached to this product listing for more details and an example of a typical installation.
This non-penetrating system is fast and easy to install and can be removed for service.
STEP 1: Place clips every 450mm / 18 inches. Slide the clip onto the underside edge of the panel support bracket. Slide as far outward as possible so the clip is all the way on the lip of the panel.
STEP 2: Set the wire mesh screen in place. Make sure the fastener rod comes through the screen at an upward angle to keep downward pressure on the screen, pushing it towards the roof.
STEP 3: Slide the speed washer onto the shaft of the clip assembly until snug. Make adjustments to the screen as necessary. Tighten the speed washer to the panel edge.
Include a 75mm (3 inches) overlap of the mesh when installing the next section.
STEP 4: Cut off any excess mesh screen sticking over the top edge of the solar panel array. Cut of the clip assembly rod flush with the exterior of the speed washer.