17 - 23 september 2010
Solar Energy: How to keep your property cool in summer and warm in winter HOW DOES THE SOLARVENTI WORK? THE SYSTEM is free to run and is not connected to the main electricity supply. When the sun shines it warms up the air in the panel and the solar cell produces electricity for the built-in fan which blows heated air into the house. WHAT IS SOLARVENTIâ€™S PRIMARY PURPOSE? The main task is to dehumidify and ventilate the house. The aim is to improve the quality of the air and to lower humidity. This makes the house more pleasant to live in and the air easier to warm up. In many cases, SolarVenti will result in significant savings in heating bills. When a house is continuously ventilated with dry, warm air, the risk of damp, rot and mould will be reduced in the long term. A completely dry house makes better use of the heat from the sun through the windows than a damp house does. WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL POSITION FOR THE SYSTEM? The system should face as close to due south and have as little shade, from trees or other buildings, as possible. It can be either wall or roof mounted. CAN SOLARVENTI PRODUCE COOL AIR FOR VENTILATION? No running costs for the user or for the environment
Yes, it is easy to extend the system so that it blows cool air into the building. This requires an extra fan on the north side of the building and a room thermostat which switches between the fans.
WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR A SOLARVENTI? The life expectancy for the SolarVenti is 15 - 20 years. The manufacturer has been in the business for 26 years and since 2002 more than 35,000 SolarVenti systems have been installed in 24 countries. CAN I INSTALL THE SYSTEM MYSELF? Yes, anyone who is talented in the use of ordinary tools will be able to install a system. IS IT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN A SOLARVENTI SYSTEM? No, the system is completely maintenance-free. WHERE CAN I SEE A SYSTEM IN OPERATION? Solar in Spain has numerous systems already installed and clients who are happy to let people view them. Alternatively, you are welcome to attend our Introduction to Solar Energy event at Ifach Golf Club in Benissa on Thursday 23rd September. Doors will open at 09.30 when coffee and refreshments will be served. The event will run from 10.00 to 12.00 and is free to attend. Places are limited so we would ask everyone to pre-register by calling 902 636 570 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See our advert on page 60 for more information about our services.