An unusual solar attic fan installation

An unusual solar attic fan installation - two iSolar 19W-MOD fans are seen installed on the building soffits – the surface beneath the eave that connects the roof to the outside wall of a building.

Ideally, a solar attic fan sits on top of a home’s roof, in an existing vent hole. Even better if the fan you have purchased retrofits into an existing vent hole without any modifications required.

But what happens when the roofs have no existing vent holes? Or the existing holes are oversized or undersized? 

Technicians from Smart Solar Vents recently encountered this unique problem they had to install solar attic fans on a recreational vehicle (RV) garage building. Not only were there no existing vents, but the building also has no ventilation to speak of at all. 

How did they tackle this challenge?

To tackle this unique challenge, Smart Solar Vents’ technicians chose iSolar Solutions’ line of products. These products, renowned in the market, boast the ability in modular and specially tailored configurations. 

A solar panel mounted on brown roof shingles, as part of a solar attic fan installation.

Rather than mounting the equipment on the roof, the technicians took a customized approach. They installed two 20W106-FLEX fans on the building soffits – the surface beneath the eave that connects the roof to the outside wall of a building. Then, they also installed four louvered chrome vents on the building’s soffits. These complemented the existing passive static intake vents to achieve optimal airflow. The entire custom configuration ran to a single 50W-MOD solar panel. Because of the fan’s lengthy extension cable, it too could be located just about anywhere.

A louvered chrome vent installed on the building's soffits as part of this unusual solar attic fan installation

By contrast, many other solar attic fans restrict consumers to powering each fan with an individual solar panel. Many competitor attic fans have restrictions when it comes to their mounting capabilities. Any locations other than a building’s roof only results to failures on installation. This of course greatly reduces their versatility in challenging installation situations. In addition, most solar attic fans require some modification to the existing vent holes.

A wide-angle view of the soffits with louvered chrome vents installed as part of a solar attic fan installation.

“This installation speaks to the modular approach our product can take to strategically position fans in an attic to get the optimal airflow,” said John Lambert, iSolar Solutions’ Vice President of Business Development. “Most competitor products could not possibly be utilized in this situation.”

Modularity means more customizable options

This installation also demonstrates the versatility of iSolar Solutions’ products in bringing healthy airflow to a variety of different structures. With high efficiency, Solar attic fans ventilate storage sheds, prefabricated portable buildings and even portable washrooms.

The line of products offered by iSolar Solutions also gives consumers a diverse array of choices when it comes to customizing installation configurations. From smaller more versatile fans like the 20W106-FLEX suited to residential homes, to more powerful models like the 50W-INT geared towards larger buildings like commercial greenhouses, iSolar Solutions has products to meet every project and budget. 

To learn more about iSolar Solutions’ products, or to inquire about how iSolar Solutions’ products can support your ventilation needs, please visit our website or contact one of our knowledgeable staff.

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