Frequently Asked Questions
1.Can SolaVeil be installed on any project or building ?
2.Can you give us some more detail on how it operates ?
3.What happens in winter ? Isn’t solar heat gain something that cuts down on winter heating costs ?
i. Space heating costs are typically 10% of building energy costs in the UK. Cooling is typically 30%. The benefits of reduced cooling costs, more than outweigh any minor increase in space heating costs. (In other climates the difference is even greater.)
ii. Solaveil, when applied to a LOW-E coated substrate, adds an insulating layer to the window reducing the transmission of heat to the outside. Note: This is typically on North facing elevations in Northern climates.
4.Doesn’t it cut down on views ?
In overcast conditions it is still possible to see though SolaVeil. In sunny conditions, SolaVeil does what it is supposed to do and acts as a source of light. It compares well with blinds which will block out the entire view in sunny conditions and are typically left down even when the sun is not shining.
5.Can I achieve a good ROI and payback with SolaVeil if I do not have Digital Lighting Controls ?
6.Does SolaVeil cover the whole window ? Why do I need SolaVeil on windows which do not have direct sunlight ?
7.Does SolaVeil have issues with dust-build up or cleaning ?
8.How is it applied ? Can it be retrofitted to existing buildings ?
9.Where is SolaVeil made? ?
10.Is SolaVeil suitable for very hot climates such as UAE or India ?
11.What is the likely life cycle of SolaVeil and expected return on investment ?