Solar Info

New Instruction Video: Installing Solar Animal Guard with the Rail Mount Method

Our new instruction video shows installers and homeowners alike how to install solar animal guard.

When I started designing and manufacturing tools for the solar industry, it quickly became clear that making great tools would only be a small part of the job. The real work would be to educate installers and operations managers around best practices to drive demand for these tools. It’s a roundabout form of marketing that requires a big up-front investment from Slick Tools, but I hope that educational materials like the video below will boost installer pride, profitability and willingness to invest in best-in-class equipment. And hey– if no one buys our tools, at least we’ll have made a few installers’ lives easier and accelerated the growth of clean energy!

On that note, I am thrilled to share the fruit of what has been a months-long effort to build a high quality, technically detailed instruction video on installing solar PV animal guard. The video demonstrates what I call the Rail Mount Method, which I learned at Namaste Solar Electric during my time as an installer there. I was surprised to find that very few other installers around the country are using technique. After studying every animal guard product and installation method on the market and speaking with a number of industry veterans, I feel this is simply the best method to install long-lasting animal guard for most situations.

A wide range of neighbors, friends, family and former coworkers helped make this video possible – from lending a leaf blower to clear unexpected snow off the array on shoot day, to providing dozens of hours of editing time at a “buddy” rate. In particular, thanks to Mark who allowed us to film on his roof; David and Tage from My Storyline, who filmed the video; and Joe Sherman who edited the footage!

Watch the video below and learn more about the Rail Mount Method at its dedicated web page.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

15 + 2 =