Choosing to install solar skylights can can dramatically transform any room in your home with daylight and fresh air. Installing skylights will help you save on your utility bills over time. The solar powered skylight features a solar panel which uses and stores sunlight. This energy is used to charge a battery that powers a control system. This control system is used to open/close the skylight and handle other features that can be automatic or manual altered. Precipitation sensors are also built into the system and the skylight will close when the sensor is triggered.
In the winter season the blind automatically closes at night to maximize energy efficiency and reduce heating costs. In the summer months the blind closes during the daytime to maximize energy efficiency and reduce cooling costs. There is also a 10 year installation warranty, plus 20 years on the glass and holds a no leak guarantee.
Popular locations for a skylight include any areas where constant indirect light is handy:
- Laundry rooms
If you are considering a skylight you can also receive a 30% Federal Tax Credit on both the purchase and installation. Recently, laws were passed that provides a tax relief to homeowners who install renewable technologies such as solar electric property, residential solar water heating, qualified small wind energy and qualified geothermal heat pump energy, among others. The average of savings through the federal tax credit eligibility is $850.