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10-Watt Solar Attic Fan with Detached Panel

A smart alternative to conventional roof vents, the Solar Powered Attic Vent operates during the day and collects power from the sun to convert into electricity. In turn, this energy operates a high efficiency motor inside the power vent, so there's no added cost for electricity. That saves energy, which is better for the environment.

 

Description

The solar panel comes mounted to the dome on a bracket that tilts and rotates to maximize sun exposure. As a totally solar-powered solution, it's also environmentally friendly.

SolarCool collects energy directly from the sun throughout the day and converts it into electricity. This "free" energy powers a high efficiency, 24-volt DC motor inside the attic vent to provide non-stop ventilation from sunrise, to sunset, when it's needed most.

Qualifies for Energy Tax CreditSolarCool does not require any wiring or electrical hook-up. Initial installation costs are the homeowner's final costs! It's fast, efficient and affordable.

The solar panel is on a bracket, allowing it to be tilted or rotated to the south or west for maximum sun exposure and optimal energy collection. And, because it's a single unit, it's easier to install.

  • No electrical hook-up needed
  • Solar panel mounts directly to dome
  • Up to 800 CFM for attics up to 1,200 square feet
  • Low-profile, rust resistant, galvanized steel dome
  • 5-year limited warranty and 2-year Replacement Plus™ protection

 

Benefits of a SolarCool Attic Vent:

  • It operates during the day under direct sunlight when your attic requires more air movement.
  • Unlike most electric power vents that are regulated by a thermostat, the SolarCool Attic Vent works continuously from sunrise to sunset, under direct sunlight, keeping the attic ventilated all day long instead of waiting for the attic to get overheated.

 

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: SC8BL
Dome Color: Black
CFM: Up to 800 CFM
For Attics Up To: 1,200 sf.


* For larger attics, multiple SolarCool attic vents can be installed.


View the wide range of colors in which our products are available in our color chart.

pdf Air Vent Color Chart (12 KB)

color chart

 

Warranty

WARRANTY

Learn about warranty coverage, transferability, limitations, other conditions and customer responsibilities.

Read the full warranty and the list of eligible products.

 

For Warranty information and questions, please contact us at: warranty@gibraltar1.com

 

Limited Warranty
The Air Vent Product that you have purchased has a limited warranty from the date of purchase against defects in workmanship and materials. The length of the warranty varies by product. Please see attached chart for details. Any part believed to be defective must be returned to the factory (Air vent, Inc., 4117 Pinnacle Point Dr, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75211) freight prepaid. If found to be defective following examinations, any defective part will be replaced free of charge and returned freight prepaid. This warranty does not cover any labor costs, including those required for field repair or replacement or removal of any allegedly defective part. Limitations

Air Vent shall not be liable for, and this warranty does not apply to, any failure, defect or damage resulting from or connected with misuse, abuse, neglect or improper handling or staging , or installation not in strict adherence to Air Vent’s written instructions; impact of foreign objects, fire, flood, earthquake, lightning, hurricane, hail, tornado or other violent storms or other act of God; or defects in failure of or damage caused by materials used as roofing base over which the product is installed or by movement, distortion, cracking or settling of walls or the foundation of the building.

Air Vent reserves the right to discontinue or modify any of its products including color, and shall not be liable as a result of such discontinuation or modification, nor shall Air Vent be liable in the event replacement material may vary in color in comparison to the original product as a result of normal weathering. If Air Vent replaces any product under this warranty, it may substitute products designated by Air Vent to be of comparable quality or price range in the event the product initially installed has been discontinued or modified.

Replacement Plus™ Protection
Products are covered by Replacement Plus™ protection (see attached for applicable products) for a period of time (varies by product) provided that the product has been installed in strict accordance with Air Vent’s written installation instructions. Under this warranty feature, Air Vent, at no charge, will replace any product found to be defective during the Replacement Plus™ period (Replacement Plus™ period begins when the product installation is completed). Air Vent’s maximum liability under Replacement Plus will be equal to the reasonable cost to replace the defective product, including labor. In instances in which Air Vent, according to the terms of this warranty, has agreed to pay the cost of labor required to replace a defective intake vent, Air Vent will provide reimbursement only upon receipt of a copy of the contractor’s invoice or other written evidence of the completion of the work which Air Vent, at its sole discretion, deems acceptable.

Transferability
Provided that the products covered by this warranty have been installed in strict accordance with the Air Vent Inc. written installation instructions and in accordance with all local codes and standards, including those pertaining to fire-rated construction, Air Vent warrants to the original purchaser or first subsequent owner of the property that the product is free from manufacturing defects for the described length below from the date of purchase. If there is a change in ownership, the warranty may be transferred by the original purchaser of the product to the new owner (first subsequent owner) under the terms and conditions of this warranty. Motor Replacements:

The electrical motor is to be used solely as a direct replacement for a motor of the same model in an Air Vent, Inc, power attic ventilator. Using the motor in any other product could result in electrical shock and/or fire, which may cause property damage, serious injury or even death. Any motor replacement should be installed by a qualified licensed electrician in accordance with local, state and national electrical codes and standards. Make sure that power to the unit has been completely turned OFF at the breaker before approaching or inspecting the power attic ventilator or installing the replacement motor. art #18913

Other Conditions
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other oral or written warranties, liabilities or obligations of Air Vent. Pertinent state law shall control for what period of time subsequent to sale a consumer/homeowner may seek a remedy pursuant to the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Air Vent be liable for consequential or incidental damages of any kind, including any damage to the building, its contents or any persons therein, resulting from the breach of any warranty set forth herein, unless exclusion of these types of damages are specifically prohibited by state law. No field representative of Air Vent or any distributor or dealer is authorized to make any change or modifications to this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

The following warranty is effective 2/17/2017.

 Product  Warranty  Replacement Plus Protection
 ShingleVent ®II ridge vent (12", 9", 7", Class A 9" and 7") Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Peak Performer™ I & II Rolled ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Multi-Pitch FilterVent® ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 The Edge™ Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Hip Ridge® Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 VenturiVent™ Plus ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 VenturiVent™ Rolled ridge vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 ATTIC-AIRE™ ALL SEASONS™ Filtered Ridge Vent and Roll Vent Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool Plus™ Power Attic Ventilator- model PC15 Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool Plus™ Power Attic Ventilator- model PC12 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool™ Power Attic Ventilator- model BR28 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Power Cool™ Power Attic Ventilator- model BR26 5 Year Limited  2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Solar Power Fan- (models NPSP8WW, SC8BL, NPSG8) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (APG, APGH)- with Humidistat Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (WCGB)- with Thermostat 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Gable-Mount Power Fans (model WCGA)- Solar  5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Whole-House Fans 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (ASRHP, SV3000) Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (RV26, RV28) 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Roof Mount Power Vent (NPSP8WW, SC8BL) 5 Year Limited Warranty 2 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Automatic Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Heavy Duty Automatic Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Powered Foundation Vent 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Ridge Vent 20’ Limited Lifetime Warranty  

 Airhawk® Wind Turbines (TIB, TOB series) Limited Lifetime Warranty  

 Attic Aire™ Wind Turbines (WT series) 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Low Voltage Foundation Vent (Series 5 & 6, Radon) 5 Year Limited Warranty  

 Solar Power Fan (AV9915TRS) 10 Year Limited Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Solar Power Fan (AV9930TRS) Limited Lifetime Warranty 5 year Replacement Plus™ protection

 Skylight Tubes (1914ST, 2114ST) 10 Year Limited Warranty  

 

 

Success Stories

In September 2011, the Whisenhunt family in Longmont, CO wrote Air Vent a letter expressing how pleased they were with the performance of their Air Vent roof-mount solar powered fan they installed near the end of the summer 2010. “We have been comparing our electric usage before and after installation,” they wrote. “The results are that the fan has saved enough in electric bills to nearly pay for the cost of the fan.” Prior to installing the fan they used 7 roof louvers for attic exhaust ventilation. The Whisenhunts installed a second roof-mount solar powered fan April 2012. The charts below show the kilowatt usage and the average temperatures before and after the installation of the fans. Pay particular attention to June-August 2010 vs. 2011, 2012, 2013 into 2014. And see the dollar savings. Finally, see the “Notes” section in which the Whisenhunt’s documented the attic temperatures vs. outdoor temperatures. Their readings fall right in line with Air Vent’s recommendations that a balanced attic ventilation system should keep the attic no more than 15-20°F higher than the outdoor temperature.

Note: The Whisenhunt family saved 3.69 in total June-August 2011 vs. the previous year for the same time period. In each of the next two summers they continued to save money compared to 2010 despite higher overall outside temperatures and hikes in electricity costs. The 2012 savings = 7.59. The 2013 savings = 1.11.

 

2010
Kilowatt Hours
2011
Kilowatt Hours
2012
Kilowatt Hours
2013
Kilowatt Hours
2014
Kilowatt Hours
Notes
Jan. 2668 1751 2013 2487 2211
Feb. 1637 1718 1548 1928 1213
Mar. 1608 1586 1482 1152 2423
Apr. 1659 1586 1214 1649 1588 Installed 2nd fan
on roof April 2012.
May 1603 931 849 1232  
June 1833 1061 1024 933  
July 2626 1585 1795 1419  
Aug. 2601 1662 1518 1194   Installed 1st fan
on roof August 2010.
Sept. 1632 1449 1086 1524
Oct. 1131 1062 960 914
Nov. 1269 1261 1013 922
Dec. 1623 1535 1163 1096

 

2010
Avg. Temperature
2011
Avg. Temperature
2012
Avg. Temperature
2013
Avg. Temperature
2014
Avg. Temperature
Notes
Jan. 31.00 37.00 36.00 28.00 36.00
Feb. 34.00 21.00 34.00 37.00 28.00
Mar. 35.00 39.00 54.00 34.00 40.00
Apr. 45.00 39.00 54.00 42.00 44.00 Installed 2nd fan
on roof April 2012
May 48.00 49.00 56.00 47.00 52.00
June 62.00 60.00 66.00 66.00  
July 71.00 72.00 78.00 74.00  
Aug. 75.00 77.00 78.00 77.00   Installed 1st fan
on roof August 2010.
Sept. 71.00 73.00 73.00 74.00 The attic temperature was no more than 6 degrees warmer than the outdoor temperature after 4 different readings September & October 2012.
Oct. 65.00 61.00 58.00 58.00
Nov. 52.00 45.00 52.00 45.00
Dec. 38.00 36.00 43.00 33.00

 

Solar Tax Credit

IRS Solar Energy Tax Credit

Our solar-powered attic ventilation products may qualify for a Federal Tax Credit. Refer to the “Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit (Part I)” and the “Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit (Part II)” of IRS Form 5695. Although attic ventilation products are not specifically listed they may qualify for a credit.

 

DownloadPlease download IRS Form 5695 for additional details.

 

Products that are eligible:

Solar Powered Roof-Mount Attic Vent
Solar Powered Gable-Mount Attic Vent
SolarCool™ Roof-Mount Power Attic Vent
15-Watt Solar Attic Fan
30-Watt Solar Attic Fan

 

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