Solar Roof Ventilators

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Solazone SV3200f  hidden-panel solar roof ventilator

Solazone SV3200f hidden-panel solar roof ventilator

 

Does your home or workplace get too hot during warm weather?

We have the solution.  Stay comfortably cool all day

Yes, stay comfortably cool, without feeling heat radiating down from a hot ceiling.

Relax, or sleep, in any room in the house, even on sunny days.

Australia’s most effective method of keeping your home cool and comfortable.

And it runs for free!

Wow. What a difference Solazone has made to our homes interior comfort levels.
We thought “Whirly Birds” were the way to go until a friend recommended the Solazone roof mounted ceiling ventilation system. 
Unbelievable the difference in extraction levels, no noise and no added running costs.
From the initial contact with Solazone Queensland to installation, all ran smoothly.
What a pleasure dealing with a company so efficient, passionate and knowledgeable about their wide range products.
All dealings with Carolyn and Ernest were handled promptly, in an efficient, professional, clear,
polite and explanatory manner. 
Such a rewarding experience dealing with another friendly, approachable and expanding local business.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and their product range.
Robert, Maleny. Queensland.  March 2017

 

What is a solar roof ventilator?

Sectional view of a solar roof ventilator

Sectional view of a solar roof ventilator

Used for ventilating houses, garages, commercial buildings, offices, factories, warehouses, schools, gyms, nursing homes, sheds, beach houses, caravans & indoor swimming pools.

 

How does a solar roof ventilator work?

Diagram showing a solar ventilator cooling the roof space

Diagram showing a solar ventilator cooling the roof space

  • Solar Roof Ventilators quietly remove heat from your roof or ceiling space, all day, every day, starting from first light.
  • Heat never builds up inside the ceiling space, and therefore doesn’t radiate down into the house through the ceiling.
  • This makes the rooms feel cooler, and more comfortable, day and night.  Very simple, but effective.
  • Solar Powered  – Increases comfort, with no running cost – Save hundreds of dollars in energy bills.
  • Reduces conventional Air Conditioning costs – they don’t have to work as hard – and live in a fresher-air environment.
  • Solar Roof Ventilators run hardest when it’s sunny and hot, and the heat problem is at it’s worst.

 

 Watch a short video here explaining how they work

If you use a roof-mounted ducted air conditioning system, a solar ventilator can dramatically increase the efficiency of that system, by cooling the roof space, and the air conditioner won’t work so hard.

 

Compare solar roof ventilators with wind ventilators

  • Solar Ventilators extract more than 10 times the amount of hot air than a wind-driven ventilator.
  • The smallest Solar ventilator can remove 10-15 times more hot air than a standard whirlybird, and the larger models remove up to 40% more air than that.
  • The difference in the cooling effect is remarkable.   Ask anyone who has made the change.  The solar ventilator runs hardest when the sun is out, regardless of whether there is any breeze or not.
  • Solar ventilators don’t make any noise or cause drafts during windy nights.
  • Solar ventilators extract the hot air fast, exactly when the heat needs extracting – that is, when the sun is shining!   Because of this, they run the whole day, and the roof space never gets to heat up.

 

Solar whiz ventilators suit any type of roof, slope or direction.

Solar whiz SW2100-RAF fitted to metal tray roof in Melbourne

Solar whiz installed on a cliplock metal tray roof in Melbourne –

  • Expels heat and ventilates the roof space, without power bills or carbon emissions.
  • Draws cooler replacement air from outside, or from the ceiling of rooms inside the house.
Solar Whiz SW1400-RAF on west-facing tile roof

Solar Whiz facing north, on a west-facing concrete tile roof –

  • Solar panel can face any direction and tilt angle.
Solar whiz SW 900-RAF installed on a south-facing  corrugated metal roof

– Solar whiz facing north, installed on a south-facing corrugated metal roof

How to install solar-whiz on a metal roof – Installation instructions 

How to install solar-whiz on a tiled roof – Installation-instructions

 

What size Solar whiz ventilator would best suit my house?

Remember – when you want the heat removed, you want it all removed!   Up-size for better performance.

House or Building Size – Approximate Roof AreaSolar Whiz model PerformancePrice 2017
 Small shedsSolar Whiz RAF700 10w – 700 m3/hr$555
 Up to 200 sqm (22 sq)Solar Whiz RAF90010w – 900 m3/hr$665
 Up to 300 sqm (33 sq)Solar Whiz RAF140020w – 1400 m3/hr$770
 Normal to large homes, black roofs, or small commercial  –  moves large amounts of airSolar Whiz RAF210035w – 2100 m3/hr$915
 Swim schools, big roofs or dark coloured tiles – remote 50w solar panel and 5m leadSolar Whiz RAF3000 50w – 3000 m3/hr$1750
 Industrial Solar ventilator – remote 75w solar panel and 5m leadSolar Whiz RAF400075w – 4000 m3/hr$2100
 Industrial Solar ventilator – remote 100w solar panel and 5m leadSolar Whiz RAF7000100w – 7000 m3/hr$2450
 Industrial Solar ventilator – remote 150w solar panel and 5m leadSolar Whiz RAF10000150w – 10000 m3/hr$2880

 

Solar whiz SW2100-RAF-R, with remote solar panel.

For when shading becomes a problem, at the position where you want to install the solar roof ventilator

Sometimes it is not practical to install the solar roof ventilator in a place where it will get full sunlight all day.   To overcome shading problems you can buy the solar whiz SW2100-RAF solar roof ventilator with a remote solar panel, that can be installed up to 8m away.   This unit has the benefit of a lower profile, so it is not as prominent on the roof, and in some cases not seen at all.

Solar whiz SW2100-RAF ventilator with remote solar panel

Solar whiz roof ventilator with remote solar panel in Brisbane

Solar whiz with remore solar panel

Solar whiz remore solar panel can be up to 8m away

Solazone Remote-mounted solar ventilator kit prices 2017

Solar whiz kit SW-RAF2100-R, with remote-mounted 35w solar panel, and 8m connecting cable$985
Adjustable thermostat$88
Big ceiling vent – 300mm$75

 

Bushfire safety mesh.

  • All roof mounted models can be supplied with smaller grade mesh (1.5 mm openings) to comply with Bush Fire Standards.
  • Air flow is reduced by around 30%, so go up a size to get the equivalent air flow effect.

 

Adjustable Thermostat.

Adjustable Thermostat

Adjustable Thermostat

  • Using the thermostat, you can control exactly when the Solar Heat Extractor will operate – only when the temperature exceeds your preset limit.
  • This means that once your set temperature is exceeded during summer, all hot air is extracted from the roof, but during winter the thermostat can be set to retain the heat, and help keep the house warm

 

 

Solazone SV3200F, squat roof-mounted solar ventilator with fixed solar panel.

When neatness really counts!   Strong, low-profile, with the solar panel mounted flat on the ventilator itself.    It is neater and harder to see.

The base is thick and strong, and the thermostatically-controlled SV3200 has the solar panel hidden in the top.

This model is best fitted to north-facing or west-facing metal roofs, or gently-sloping flat metal roofs in the tropics.

Solazone solar ventilator sv3200f-roof

Solazone SV3200 solar ventilator installed on colorbond roof in Brisbane

  • Powerful 30 watt solar panel and large 300mm fan.
  • Straight 330mm diameter throat, and low profile for very neat appearance.
  • Strong, powder-coated steel base, ideal for strong, leak-proof installations on any type of metal roof.
  • Comes complete with thermostat already wired in – no electrical connections to make.
  • Can be ordered in colorbond colors to match your roof.  (additional $50 for special orders)

 

Solazone SV3500T, with tilt-adjustable solar panel and extra-large flashing.

  • Powerful 30 watt solar panel and large 300mm fan.
  • Special 500mm diameter venturi throat that assists efficient and quiet air flow.
  • Large, strong, powder-coated steel base, ideal for strong, leak-proof installations on any type of roof.
  • Comes complete with thermostat already wired in.
Solazone sv3500 solar roof ventilator

Solazone sv3500 solar roof ventilator on clip lock roof.

This model is ideal for large houses, and for many commercial and industrial applications.

Waterproof installation of sv3500 solar ventilator

Waterproof installation of sv3500 solar ventilator on clip lock roof.

Solazone Roof-mounted ventilator prices  2017

 Solar ventilator SV3200F – roof mounted, with thermostat and flat-mounted solar panel in the top $679
 Solar ventilator SV3500T – roof mounted, with thermostat and adjustable solar panel on top $879

 

Metal Eave Vents.

Metal Eave Vents assist directing the flow of replacement cooler air inside the roof space, and ensure the cooler replacement air will remove heat from all of the ceiling area.  Encourage cool air to pass across the most important parts of the ceiling, that you want to keep the rooms below cool, by fitting the Metal Eave Vents nearest to there.   Make a simple air-flow diagram, showing air-flow from the eave vents to the solar ventilator, to properly locate the Metal Eave Vents.

Galvanised, white painted Eave Vent

Galvanised, white painted Eave Vent

Eave vents are made from powder-coated, galvanized steel with 1.9mm holes, and are bushfire rated, to comply with Australian Standards.  

Metal Eave Vent Dimensions:   

Outside coverage: 450mm x 250mm  

Hole size required: 400mm x 200mm

Price:  $32 each, complete with white mounting screw set.

We recommend installing Eave Vents when installing a solar ventilator to ensure sufficient air flow through the roof cavity.   A minimum of four eave vents should be used for each installation, one vent on each side of the house, to encourage even air flow into the roof cavity.

If the house has no eaves then an alternative needs to be found. You can use tile vents, or cowls near the corners of the houses. Remember, air behaves like people – it takes the path of least resistance – meaning that the Solar Ventilator will draw the most air from the biggest or nearest vents.  Another alternative may be to use a gable vent (if the house has a gable) as a fresh air inlet.

Alternatively, ceiling vents draw the replacement roof air from inside the house, and can also be used – and are especially effective for, double story houses – you can install a ceiling vent in the top floor ceiling.   Or if the house has a garage you can install a ceiling vent  inside the garage to improve air flow, and to cool the garage.

 

Adjustable Ceiling Vents.

Drawing the air directly from the ceiling of rooms within a house or building, can assist in cooling the rooms, as well as cooling the roof space above.   Ceiling vents are closeable, so that when the building is being heated, they may be closed to prevent loss of heat into the ceiling space.

Installing ceiling vents allows the Solar Roof Ventilator to also cool the rooms

Installing ceiling vents allows the Solar Roof Ventilator to also cool the rooms

The most common use of these ceiling vents is to remove the hottest air directly from uncomfortably hot rooms, or upstairs areas of larger houses.

Adjustable ceiling vents 150mm - 300mm to ventilate the room

Adjustable ceiling vents 150mm – 300mm to ventilate the room

ceiling vent installation

Four different sizes are available:

Model150mm200mm250mm300mm
Nominal Diameter150 mm200 mm250 mm300mm
Width236 mm288 mm336 mm415 mm
Hole Diameter204 mm255 mm306 mm370 mm
Height (open)97 mm114 mm140 mm180 mm
 $48$55$65$75

Ceiling vents can also used to reduce humidity, damp, mould or mildew problems within houses.  A ceiling vent installed in the top of a cupboard, or walk-in robe, or room that is badly affected by poor air circulation, will change the room entirely.   In bad cases, a ceiling vent may need to be installed in more than one room of the house, to provide good fresh air circulation, and remove all the damp or stale air.   Installing ceiling vents can also be in addition to installing eave vents.   When installing ceiling vents, it is recommended to use a larger model solar ventilator to allow for the extra space being ventilated, as the air may be drawn from both the roof space/eave vents and from the interior of the house.

 

Night Operation packs.

Now you can operate your solar ventilator until late, long after the sun has gone down.

The mains-power Night Operation Packs cut in after dark, and run the solar ventilator from the mains all night, until daylight.   Ideal for hot homes or work places, or stuffy or dusty environments, that you want to clear overnight, to be nice and fresh by morning.

The change-over of power works completely automatically, and will operate the fan from solar or from the mains power at any time, based only on the thermostat setting.   There are four Night Operation packs to choose from.

Wall-mounted solar ventilator night pack with thermostat

Wall-mounted solar ventilator night pack with thermostat

 

Night Operation pack – 12v transformer kit that operates from mains power.$110
Night Operation pack – 24v transformer kit that operates from mains power.$165
Wall-mounted Night Operation pack in enclosure with thermostat – Suits any 24 volt model, up to SW2100RAF, 24v transformer kit that operates from mains power.$265
Extra 4 core cable – 10 metres$35

 

Battery back-up for solar-powered Night Operation.

Introducing the Solar-powered Battery UPS Pack.   Comprises Solazone ventilation fan, with separate 40w solar panel with mounting frame,  and maintenance-free Lithium battery pack with regulator.   Solar ventilation fan can be located on any convenient roof, as the solar panel is mounted separately, on a nearby, north-facing roof.

Solar ventilator with rechargeable battery night pack.

Solar ventilator with rechargeable battery night pack.

Typically, the batteries are located on a platform inside the roof, or under the solar panel, somewhere they are not subjected to excessive heat.

Solar ventilator battery-pack

Solar ventilator battery-pack

These battery solar ventilators are available as a diy kit, or fully installed:

Solar ventilator with remote solar panel, tilt frame and battery pack$1380
Adjustable thermostat (if required)$88
Roof flashing 500mm x 1500mm (if required)$120

 

Industrial Solar Ventilators.

Now you can get solar ventilators for the really BIG jobs, like whole factories, etc.

industrial solar powered ventilator

industrial solar powered ventilator

See more details of Industrial solar ventilators here:

 

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