Sustainability and green building expert Warren McLaren has
recommended the Solaro Day skylight range for those looking to lighten their
rooms but avoid the heat traps that come with traditional skylights.
After more than a decade of scrutinising and writing about
environmentally sustainable design and building products for Infolink and BPN
magazines, McLaren bravely turned the microscope on his own retrofit project to
reveal his products of choice.
When talking about his latest project, McLaren highlighted
that a Solaro Day skylight would be next on his list to lighten up some of the
darker areas of his house.
“Some dark spaces would benefit from a solar powered
‘skylight’, such as the Solaro Day…which avoid issues of heat gain usually
associated with skylights,” he said.
How does the Solaro Day skylight work?
Starting out at the roof level, Solaro has designed a line
of special proprietary solar panels that collect sunlight, even on cloudy days,
and convert it into safe low voltage DC power. That power is then sent to a
Solaro Day daylight simulator for use inside the home or office.
The Solaro Day daylight simulator creates the same light that a traditional or
tubular skylight creates but without the costly installation including the
cutting of a large hole in your roof or ceiling.
The simulator can be controlled to emulate the outside sun up, sun down and
cloud movement experience inside when the Solaro Day is powered directly by the
The Solaro Day typically requires only a 1/2 inch diameter
hole drilled into your roof for the interconnect cable making the installation
fast and simple.
For more information visit http://solaroenergy.com/
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