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Solar Whiz Roof Ventilation - Residential

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Solar Whiz for Effective Roof Ventilation

The Solar Whiz is a powerful solar roof ventilation system & heat extractor fan that operates completely without electricity. Roof ventilation is ideal for fresh air & home cooling in summer and great for reducing moisture levels and condensation in the roof space in winter. Solar Whiz roof fans have the ability to adapt to different climates and various applications. Its ease of installation and flexible design that suits Australian roofs have all underpinned the success for our solar roof vents.

Solar Whiz roof vents provide simple and effective roof ventilation, with many more benefits for you and your home. Roof vents can additionally reduce condensation, moisture, dust mites and provide asthma management for your family.

How Ventilation Can Cool Your Home

Eliminating the heat build up in your roof space with a roof ventilator reduces the heat load on your ceiling and stops heat from penetrating into your living space. This results in lower internal temperatures and could save you hundreds of dollars on cooling costs by improving the efficiency of your existing air conditioning systems.

What can the Solar Whiz extractor fan be used for?

Home ventilation,

Sheds

Stables

Offices

Factories

Schools

Aged Care Homes

Holiday Accommodation

Farms

Beach Homes

Cabins

Caravans

Multi Purpose Community Centres & Many More!

Which roof ventilator model is right for me?

The SW-RAF700 (SW900) extractor fan is suitable for small rooms and ideally cabins/portables/sheds which will provide enough roof ventilation for a standard pitched area up to around 10 squares or 90 square meters.

The SW-RAF900 extractor fan will provide enough roof ventilation for a standard pitched home up to around 16 squares or 150 square metres.

The SW-RAF1400 extractor fan would be suitable for those who want extra roof ventilation power and improved results or people with larger homes up to about 25 squares or about 225 square metres.

The more powerful SW-RAF2100 extractor fan is suitable for extra large homes up to about 33 squares or 300 square meters – it is also ideal for smaller commercial applications where significant amounts of air need to be moved. For example warehouses, factories, office buildings, sheds, stables, etc.

 

The Solar Whiz currently has four different sized roof ventilators for our roof ventilation systems:

  • SW-RAF700 – Moves 700 m3/h (Cubic Metres of Air Per Hour)
  • SW-RAF900 – Moves 900 m3/h (Cubic Metres of Air Per Hour)
  • SW-RAF1400 – Moves 1400 m3/h (Cubic Metres of Air Per Hour)
  • SW-RAF2100 – Moves 2100 m3/h (Cubic Metres of Air Per Hour)

Your average whirlybird moves approximately 100 m3/h, so as you can see Solar Whiz roof ventilator moves x7 times to x21 times more air flow capacity.

Roof Ventilation Provides Reduced Need for Home Cooling

Roof temperatures throughout most of Australia often reach between 60-70 degrees (C) in the summer months. These high temperatures will – even with good insulation – eventually radiate heat down through the ceiling and increase the internal temperature – resulting in a need for home cooling units, unless adequate roof ventilation is ensured with solar roof vents.

The Solar Whiz extractor fan provides natural ventilation and roof cooling by replacing the hot air with cooler air pulled in through roof vents, under the eaves or other openings to the roof space. This normally enables you to maintain roof temperatures relatively close to the ambient temperature – and as a “flow on” effect reduces the need for alternative home roof ventilation.

Solar Whiz roof ventilation is affordable, whisper quiet and would benefit any home or indoor work environment.

Find out more information about the Solar Whiz roof vent and see the improvements in your own home!

 

SW-RAF700

The Solar Whiz RAF (Real Air Flow) 700 is our smallest domestic solar ventilator. It is best suited towards ventilating spaces such as cabins, shipping containers, sheds, or other spaces up to 90 square meters.

Expanded SW-RAF700 Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model SW-RAF700
Capacity 700 Cubic Metres per Hour (m3/h)
PV Wattage 10 Watt
Fan Decible <40 Decibels (dBA)
Dimensions 460mm × 260mm × 225mm
Weight 6kg
Night Operations Yes, with Constant Current Module (add-on)

 

SW-RAF900

The Solar Whiz RAF (Real Air Flow) 900 is one of our mid-range solar ventilators.  It is best suited towards ventilating spaces such as standard pitched homes up to 150 square meters OR the top storey of a two-storey home.

Expanded SW-RAF900 Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model SW-RAF900
Capacity 900 Cubic Metres per Hour (m3/h)
PV Wattage 10 Watt
Fan Decible <40 Decibels (dBA)
Dimensions 560mm × 360mm × 330mm
Weight 10kg
Night Operations Yes, with Constant Current Module (add-on)
 

SW-RAF1400

The Solar Whiz RAF (Real Air Flow) 1400 our larger mid-range unit. It is best suited towards ventilating larger homes up to 225 square meters or are looking for extra roof ventilation power and improved results in home cooling.

Expanded SW-RAF1400 Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model SW-RAF1400
Capacity 1400 Cubic Metres per Hour (m3/h)
PV Wattage 20 Watt
Fan Decible <45 Decibels (dBA)
Dimensions 560mm × 360mm × 330mm
Weight 11kg
Night Operations Yes, with Constant Current Module (add-on)
 

SW-RAF2100

The Solar Whiz RAF (Real Air Flow) 2100 our largest domestic ventilator. The RAF2100 is our most popular & powerful unit, suitable for homes up to or beyond 300 square meters. It also suits smaller commercial applications such as warehouses, factories, stables, offices etc. If you need to move a large volume of air very quickly, the RAF2100 is your answer.

Expanded SW-RAF2100 Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model SW-RAF2100
Capacity 2100 Cubic Metres per Hour (m3/h)
PV Wattage 35 Watt
Fan Decible <60 Decibels (dBA)
Dimensions 560mm × 360mm × 330mm
Weight 14kg
Night Operations Yes, with Constant Current Module (add-on)
 

N-OPS (Constant Current Module)

The N-OPS kit (Also known as the Constant Current Module) is a useful addition that allows a Solar Whiz installation to be run during low-light hours such as heavily overcast days, or night-time. This enables your Solar Whiz to run on mains electricity once the solar charge has depleted.

Expanded N-OPS Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model ELEC124D
Components
  • Constant Current Module
  • 24V 3A Power Supply
Weight <1 kg

Suitable for all domestic units

 

Adjustable Thermostat

Our Adjustable Thermostat is our most popular accessory. It provides complete control over when your Solar Whiz operates. During periods of exceptional heat, this could ensure Solar Whiz begins operations earlier, preventing heat buildup. Alternatively, you can deactivate the system to retain heat in Winter.

Expanded SW1112 Specifications

TOPIC SPECIFICATIONS
Model SW1112
Voltage 12-240V
Weight <1 kg

Suitable for all domestic units

 

With 25% to 35% of heat leaking into your home through your ceiling, it’s important to take roof ventilation seriously. With temperatures easily reaching as high as 70°C in Summer. This heat doesn’t go anywhere if you can’t extract it!

On top of heat management, Solar Whiz assists with…

  1. Moisture extraction,
  2. Mould & fungi prevention,
  3. Air conditioning improvement,
  4. Exhaust control (for steam or smoke).

 

Residential Ventilators – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you tell me how much air each type of Solar Whiz ventilators are able to move compared to a Whirlybird working at capacity?
The different Solar Whiz roof ventilation fan units are capable of moving 10-30 times the amount of air that a Whirlybird moves – depending on the type of Whirlybird. An average Whirlybird moves around 100cbm/hr. The SW-RAF1400 is capable of doing 10-15 times that amount. The SW-RAF2100 has a capacity of 2100cbm/hr – about 50% more air than the SW-RAF1400. 
2. What size Solar Whiz do I need?
It depends on the size of roof space of your home. The SW1400 will provide enough ventilation for a standard pitched home up to around 16 squares or 150 square meters. The SW-RAF1400 would be suitable for those who want extra power and improved results or people with larger homes up to about 25 squares or about 225 square metres. The more powerful SW-RAF2100 is suitable for extra large homes up to about 33 squares or 300 square meters – it is also ideal for commercial applications where huge amounts of air need to be moved.  For example warehouses, office buildings, sheds, stables etc.
3. How noisy is the fan of the Solar Whiz ventilators?
The noise of the roof ventilation fans pretty much compares to the fan of a refrigerator (50dBA) but will be on the roof of your house!  The SW-RAF1400 runs at less than 40dBA, SW2100 runs at less than 45dBA and SW_RAF2100 runs at less than 50dBA.  
4. Is the gable end unit mounted at the end of the house in the wall towards the apex instead of on the roof? What models are available and what is their capacity?
Yes, that is what the gable end unit is designed for.  Three models are available – SW1400G, SW2100G and SW3000G.  The air moving capacity is the same as the roof mounted Solar Whiz units (see question 1 and 2).
5. Can the Solar Whiz gable model be used for ventilating sub floor areas?
The Solar Whiz Gable model is ideal for sub-floor ventilation.  They are ideal as they only run when the sun is shining – which means you will generally only be drawing relatively warm and dry replacement air into your sub floor area.  You may need a longer cable to power the unit via the external PV panel, which probably will be placed on the roof or other good North facing position. 
6. How big an area/roof space does the Solar Whiz ventilate?
In order to keep the temperature in your roof space as close to the outside ambient as possible, GES recommends that a minimum of 3-4 air changes per hour are needed. To facilitate these air changes, eave vents (or other openings) are required to allow replacement air to flow into the roof space. The vents will help to minimise the amount of resistance encountered by the air, but resistance does need to be factored in when considering what sized unit is required. Considering this, GES provides the following guidelines:SW-RAF900 for areas up to 150 square meters SW-RAF1400 for areas up to 225 square meters SW-RAF2100 for areas up to 300 square meters 
7. Can the Solar Whiz ventilators be used at night?
9. Can you over-ventilate your roof space?
No! In general terms the more air changes the better and the closer you get to the temperature of the replacement air (ambient). Lower temperatures in your roof space, translates into lower temperatures in your home. Remember a Solar Whiz has the option of being thermostatically controlled and may therefore be turned off in the cooler months to avoid reducing temperatures in the roof space in the colder months.
10. What is the difference between an intake and exhaust vent?
The most important difference between an intake and exhaust vent is their location on the roof. All exhaust type ventilators are to be installed on the upper 1/3 portion of the roof space. Intake vents are generally installed in the under-eave/ overhang or fascia area.  Ask us about the type of eave vents we recommend complementing your Solar Whiz installation!
11. Can I install Solar Whiz ventilators on my shed/workshop etc.?
Absolutely! Tin and other varieties of sheds can get extremely hot in the summer months making them very uncomfortable to work in. The Solar Whiz is a great, cost effective way to keep a shed or workshop cool! As the Solar Whiz ventilator fan is completely solar operated, a unit can be installed in sheds with no electricity available.
12. Why is passive ventilation not enough?
13. What are your product warranties?
The Solar Whiz has a 10 year warranty on its PV panel and 2 years on all other components. A full Warranty statement with terms and conditions can be found on the Solar Whiz or Global Eco & Environmental Solutions Website.
14. How do I obtain warranty service?
In the unlikely event of making a warranty claim, you will need to give us a call on (03) 9808-1555 or 1300 655 118 and let us know the nature of the problem. Alternatively you can send us an e-mail with a photo attachment showing the problem. Replacement parts will be sent ASAP, and can be sent anywhere in Australia.  Remember Solar Whiz roof ventilators have only one moving part and is covered by our 2 year warranty.
15. My warranty has expired - can I purchase replacement parts?
Global Eco & Environmental Solutions has Solar Whiz parts which can be purchased if something happens outside the warranty covered. These parts are reasonably priced, and can be delivered anywhere in Australia. Contact us via email or phone (03) 9808-1555 or 1300 655 118 for current prices.
16. How difficult is it to install a Solar Whiz?
Installing a Solar Whiz is pretty straight forward for a competent handyman or a professional installer. It is therefore possible to do the installation yourself and we are happy to provide installation instructions and advice.  Most Solar Whiz units are installed by our dealers/installers. DIY Installation instructions can be found here.
17. How does roof line design affect a ventilation system?
The flatter (lower pitched) your roof is the more difficult it becomes to achieve even air flow and hence ventilation.  We recommend the installation of more eave vents in order to secure the necessary airflow though the roof space.  If you would like specific advice on your requirements contact us by calling (03) 9808-1555 or 1300 655 118 or email solarwhiz@ges.com.au.
18. What if I do not have much space between the roof and ceiling (cathedral ceiling or flat roof)?
Simple – all you need to do is install a Whirlymate vent directly under the Solar Whiz unit. This will allow you to extract hot air directly from the affected rooms. This is frequently used in 2 storey homes and homes with cathedral ceilings. Contact us for further details and photos of how this works.
19. Does the Solar Whiz turn off in winter? Can I install a thermostat?
The Solar Whiz will operate when it is powered by the sun!  To ensure it does not work during the cooler winter months we recommend installing a thermostat which can be used to set the unit in a way in so that it doesn’t operate during winter. Provided you don’t have moisture issues in the roof space (many houses do), you will want to keep as much heat in your roof space as possible during the colder months to minimise heat loss. 
20. I want to stop warm air escaping during the winter months from the Solar Whiz opening even after installing a thermostat. How is this done?
The thermostat obviously stops the unit from running in the colder winter times which will ensure that valuable heat in your roof space during these times isn’t being ventilated out. If you wish to take things a step further you can cut a piece of foam to fit and place it inside Solar Whiz roof ventilators.
Our ceiling vents are able to be completely closed so you can close these easily in winter to stop valuable heat escaping.
21. Where are Solar Whiz products produced?
Solar Whiz is designed in Australia by Global Eco & Environmental Solutions (GES Pty Ltd) and developed and manufactured in cooperation with our Chinese partner.
22. Where can I purchase Solar Whiz products?
GES has an extensive network of dealers throughout Australia. Please check our website for our dealer list or contact us to link you up with your nearest dealer and/or installer.
23. Do Solar Whiz ventilators still work in the rain?
YES Solar Whiz roof ventilators will still work in the rain – if it is not too dark! The Solar Whiz will run slower in overcast or cloudy weather –even if it is raining, but it will still run at a speed high enough to continue venting your roof space all day long. To illustrate how the Solar Whiz works in rainy conditions please have a look at the below video.

 

 

24. Why are ceiling/eave vents important?
There are two main purposes for the ceiling vents – one is to provide replacement air for the Solar Whiz units to enable them to extract hot air out the roof space, which can’t happen without access to replacement air, but the other function is to remove the hot air that accumulates in the upstairs rooms – which is why we recommend to put ceiling vents in hot the rooms, particularly if you live in a double storey house.