In development since 2002, Solar Innovations, Inc. has perfected a convenient, alternative method of ventilation: retractable skylights. Ranging in size from 3′ x 3′ to 9′ x 9′, Solar Innovations, Inc.s retractable skylights can be enlarged and altered, depending on pitch, size, and design requirements to meet almost any structural or aesthetic need. In the past, glazing and fenestration companies have typically provided ridge or eave vents to facilitate circulation within a structure, which limited air flow and obstructed views.
The first retractable skylights were constructed from light-weight polycarbonate, as the frames were unable to support the weight of glass. Retractable skylights were also limited to pool enclosures because of excess air and condensation control issues. Solar Innovations® has created a superior system which is thermally enhanced, limiting environmental temperature transfers, and is now able to utilize high performance insulated glass to control air and moisture effectively. Through their skylight evolution, Solar Innovations® is now able to provide fully operable skylights in glass options to meet the specifications of the customer. Retractable skylights provide clear, unobstructed views and increased airflow for any glass or conservatory structure.