Montreal-headquartered ICP Solar Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of solar cells and products, has formed a partnership with West Marine, a retailer of boating supplies and apparel, by offering ICP Solar's Sunsei solar charger products at West Marine stores.
The company's Sunsei solar panels feature 100% stainless steel components with anodized aluminum framing. With mounting brackets specifically designed for cruisers and larger sailboats, they do not have to be mounted through the decks, thus avoiding the drilling of holes so common to other standard panels, ICP Solar says.
‘We want to make the boating experience a completely peaceful one with the help of our solar-powered solutions,’ says Laurent Lafite, ICP Solar's director of marketing. ‘When you are reading a book on deck, the last thing you need is to hear the generator or smell the smoke of a running motor to keep the batteries charged.’