Solar Powered Ventilation
From boats and caravans to greenhouses and remote buildings,
ventilation is important to provide a comfortable environment.
Energy Tip: Passive ventilation - try rigging up an air 'scoop' to
direct air in through a normal air vent. Also in really hot climates, a
damp blanket across a doorway can cool the incoming air significantly.
Ventilation is mostly required in the hotter, sunnier months. High
efficiency fans provide a high flow of air for minimal energy. Thus,
ventilation is often a viable application for solar pv modules.
The choice of fan is critical for a successful ventilation system,
ideally it needs to be DC powered & highly efficient. Also, due to
long running hours, quality is an important aspect.
Smaller fans can be run directly off a small solar pv panel, avoiding
the need for a battery or controller.
Larger 'ceiling' type fans are available, again they need to be DC
& highly efficient to be worthwhile. Small self-contained solar
vents are also available, which are an ideal 'no wires' solution for
boats and caravans.
We supply a small selection of high efficiency fans, especially
selected to be powered for a solar pv system. Visit the webstore here.