Everybody knows the sun can provide heat, but did you know it can help you keep your home cool too? It’s true, and the Solatube Solar Star is just what you need to tap in to that benefit and save money at the same time. The Solar Star uses the sun’s energy to run a specially designed fan for better cooling compared to whirlybirds and roof vents. And because it’s solar-powered, there are no costly electrical bills! Click the tabs below to learn more about the Solar Star and how it measures up to vents and whirlybirds.

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Solar Powered Roof Ventilation

Solar Star – The green roof ventilation solution

Solar Roof Ventilation

Heat and moisture is the worst enemy of roof space’s. SolarStar by Solatube is the answer.


Features include:
  • Unobtrusive, sleek slimline roof profile
  • Brush-less motor (so it won’t wear out)
  • Whisper quiet motor
  • Leak proof seamless one-piece flashing
  • Lightweight polymeric fan blade minimizes motor resistance and is non-corrosive
  • Stainless steel mounting screens
  • Non-corrosive and durable polymeric integral exhaust screen

Could a Solatube Solar Star benefit your home?

When considering roof ventilation for your home the standard question is how can you implement this as quick as possible with low cost, little effort and maximum performance. When you weigh the pros and cons of a Solar Star compared to other various products, its hard to deny the Solar Star as your best roof ventilation option.

Too often you see whirlybird owners searching for advice or services to lower the noise coming from their wind vent. The Solatube Solar Star is a silent achiever, it won’t be heard while it performs its duties in cooling your home and restoring your roof cavity to a healthier state. Roof cavities are mean’t to be ventilated all year round to preserve it’s healthy state, the benefits of solar power allow your home to be cooled even if it isn’t windy. If you enjoy your quiet time then the Solar Star sounds like the best solution for your home ventilation.

The Solar Star costs nothing to operate and the core components come with a 10 year warranty.

Like all Solatube products, the Solar Star comes with various accessories for all your custom ventilation needs. Each home has a different solution and our services are available to tackle each situation individually.

Solar Power Roof VentilationSolar Star RM1200

A classic roof mount model for a wide range of roof ventilation needs. For example: low sloped roofs with a smaller area.



Solar Star RM1600

Solar Power Ventilation

This robust roof mount system is designed to accommodate even the most expansive roof spaces. For example: steep sloped roofs with smaller area, steep sloped roofs with larger area or low sloped roofs with larger area.




For more information the following resources may be useful:

This blog article answers general roof ventilation questions with a solution.
Solar Powered Roof Ventilation

Recommended Installation Planning Guidelines
Residential Quantity Guidelines

Solar Star Frequently Asked Questions
Solar Star FAQs

Contact Solatube for any queries on how the Solar Star will benefit your home.

Solar Star Accessories

When standard roof ventilation just isn’t enough, Solatube has you covered.

Custom roof ventilation solutions can be a necessity for your home renovation projects that have special needs.

Does one side of your roof receive extra sunlight? An extra panel will blow all your sun light problems away. Extra ventilation in the cooler months can be problematic with wind vents or whirlybirds, not with the Solar Star Thermal Switch. Home aesthetics is always at the heart of every homeowner and our sleek unobtrusive flashings will leave your home to be admired while being eco friendly.



Thermal Control - Solar Star Accessories

Thermal Switch

The Solar Star Thermal Switch will turn off the ventilation cycle when the temperature in your roof cavity is below 18*C and start again when the temperature in your roof cavity is over 29*C. The Thermal Switch can be installed on all Solar Star models with ease.


Solar Power Roof Ventilation Panel

Add-On Solar Panel

The Solar Star RM 1200 add-on panel is an ideal addition for instances when continuous sun exposure is limited. This product is compatible with any Solar Star Roof Mount product.

Roof Ventilation Flashing

Flashing Options

The Solar Star Roof Ventilation Systems come with many flashing options meaning your Solar Star will always look sleek, low profile and unobtrusive while staying flexible for every roof ventilation installation.

Whirlybirds / Wind Vents vs. Solar Star

Solar Star Roof Ventilation, the Smart Way to Cool Your Home This Summer

Summer in Australia seems to get hotter every year. There aren’t too many options for keeping cool in these hot temperatures. Having some family fun in the pool is a great short term solution for some lucky families and air conditioning can provide some relief if you’re willing to pay the price. The Solatube Solar Star will help cool your home all year round using the power of the sun!

Best of all, Solar Star cost nothing to operate – imagine the savings!

The Solar Star RM1200 is equivalent to 10+ wind vents / whirlybirds and the Solar StarRM1600 is equivalent to 15+ wind vents/whirly birds. Suppress heat build up and battle moisture, the solar star is the ideal roof ventilation solution that keeps you cool!

Here is a demonstration of the Solar Star compared to a common Whirlybird.

The Solar Powered Solar Star

Comes with a 5 year warranty on solar panel and motor and 10 year warranty on all other parts and outperforms ordinary wind vents! For more information about how we assessed the performance of our Solar Star against a Wind Vents type roof ventilator please refer to our Manufacturers Statement (PDF, 131KB).

Whirlybird vs Solar Powered Solar Star