Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights are a Good Answer

Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights

The Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight brings more than natural light to your space; it brings fresh air too. This skylight is ideal for most spaces in your home that could use some extra daylight and fresh air, especially kitchens, bathrooms and living areas.

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Powered by the Sun

This innovative skylight uses the power of the sun to open and close. A small solar panel resides on the exterior of the skylight to capture available daylight and charge a small, concealed battery. Even on cloudy days, the solar panel will continue to charge. If your skylight is open and it begins to rain, have no fear – the rain sensor will automatically close your skylight.

VELUX “Fresh Air” solar powered skylights are Energy Star-preferred

Control with the Touch of Your Finger

The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight comes with a pre-programmed remote control, so you can open or close your skylights at your convenience. Or program them to open and close during scheduled times of the day to refresh your home.

    Easily Replace an Old Skylight
    Solar Powered "Fresh Air" skylights can easily replace a fixed or manual skylight because no wiring is required.
    Clean, Quiet & Safe Glass
    Keeps skylights virtually spotless, reduces unwanted outside noise and is made for out-of-reach applications.
    Easy Pick&Click Blind Installations
    A sunscreen accessory tray for standard site-built curbs allows for installation of VELUX Pick&Click! blinds.

Take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit

The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight is the greatest value for your money, especially when you take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit. This tax credit is applicable on the skylight and installation of your Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight. You could save an average of $850 with federal tax credit eligibility.

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30% Federal Tax Credit
$100 average savings
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$340 savings with
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Add solar blinds for an additional tax credit

Add VELUX solar blinds – also powered by a small PV solar panel – and receive another 30 percent tax credit on product and installation. In addition to savings, solar blinds give you control over the light and improve your skylight's energy performance.

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The VELUX No Leak Skylight Gives You Peace of Mind

Daylight Skylights come with the No Leak Promise, a 10-year warranty on product and installation.

Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights

Installation Costs

Installation costs will vary according to the number of skylights and your ceiling type. These price ranges are for installation of a new, single skylight, including labor for interior and exterior finish work and for replacing an old skylight. Consult an installer in your area to obtain an exact cost estimate for your daylight renovation.

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Available Sizes

VELUX Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights are available in the following size ranges. Your installer will help you determine the exact size needed for your space.

W” 21 491/2
H” x 267/8 x 491/2
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our home is transformed we have a medium-sized single-level home in between two 30foot high homes. Our only sunlight came in to the front of the house in the afternoon, on sunny days. The rest of the house stayed dark, especially on cloudy days. Last month we had 5 (yes, 5) Velux solar powered fresh air skylights installed in the darkest parts of the house, each one in a different room. What an incredible difference!! Diffused light pours in from dawn to twilight, totally changing the feel of our home. My husband had been a skeptic but he loves having them now. He loves the air flow, the light, and the fact that they did not leak when we had a freak rainstorm right after they were installed!
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best! Replaced an old "builder grade" skylight with the Velux in our Master Bath. WOW! Before it was either hot or cold depending on the outside temp. Now we have a far greater control. The solar-powered skylight with shade has made us love our bathroom again! Thanks Velux for such a great product. We found our installer through the Velux website and everything went perfect from our 1st call. Friendly, professional and efficient! I highly recommend Velux to anyone looking for a skylight. Don't settle for anything less!
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from luxury with no worries (LUX its in the name) My first purchase of VELUX skylights was over 25 years ago. We were so pleased with the skylights that we purchased four more for our new house. Two have solar power open,close and blinds features, two have solar blinds only. We just love the water sensor feature. Two skylights are about 20 feet from the floor so having the remote feature is just terrific. I have attended several home improvement shows in the Chicagoland area and no company comes cose to what VELUX has to offer. Don't skimp on the VELUX flashing it works best.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new skylight I had one of the solar powered skylights installed last fall in the Master Bathroom to replace a manual one that was 28 years old. I love having the remote control that hangs on the wall instead of having to open and close it with a long pole. My unit also has rain sensors, so I can leave it open all day long and not worry about it raining.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality workmanship I bought this unit a month ago. Since it arrived in the package, all parts looked high-end quality and very well-built. Our kitchen used to get very hot with the afternoon sun; noticed 10-20 degrees cooler difference. Amazing solar mechanism for skylight and blinds. I reviewed other brands but all look flimsy and cheap. Not looking forward to replace skylights very often. I would definitely recommend these to others looking into quality and reliability. Worth the extra money and tax return. Only reason I am not providing 5 stars is because we have not had it long enough. Only time will tell. So far very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Versital Love our new Solar Powered Skylights, they are so versital and easy to use. Great to show them off to all our friends. We just built a new cottage behind our main house and added three of them along with a sun tunnel for the bath.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, and no heat issues! We installed three of these and loved them, so we ordered another one and had it installed too. They work like magic! Also love that they do not require electricity and qualify for the solar tax credit.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Remote craps outs The skylights are great - when they work. We have four, and one of them stopped interfacing with the remote after about a month, and then, about four months, the remote completely stopped working and just flashed the Velux ad screen when one turned it on. I assume its a software issue (as it just flashes the Velux screen saver for a few seconds and then cycles), but its totally annoying and the lack of any information on the website or in the warranty documents regarding troubleshooting is likewise annoying. Hopefully my contractor can get some information out of Velux to fix it so I don't have to sue them.
Date published: 2017-10-27
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