A Rocklin inventor is helping solve an age-old problem: icicles. Those dangerous spikes of ice hanging and dropping from eaves in the Sierra Nevada winters are no match for Robert Lenney’s invention, the Gutterglove Ice Melting Heated Panels. This green product uses a single heat cable built into a gutter guard, which radiates heat and melts all frozen things near it. This low-energy solution to preventing icicles also allows for snow harvesting, using the gutter to divert melted snow into a rainwater storage tank. There’s also a heatless option for those below the snow line this wet season.

Media Source: Sacramento News & Review

This article was published on 01.19.12.