Here at Solatube, we’ve been innovators in daylighting systems for 25 years. And while it may not be apparent at first glance, there’s a whole lot of technology that goes into bringing bright, natural sunlight into your homes. In fact, over the years we’ve pioneered new and better ways to capture, transfer and deliver sunlight through our advanced domes, ultra-reflective tubing and customizable diffusers, just to name a few.
And we aren’t stopping there. We’ve just introduced our newest innovation, the Solatube ISn System –that features a built-in, solar-powered nightlight. This fully contained photovoltaic (PV) system is mounted inside our reflective tubing, where it captures and stores solar energy, then converts it into electricity to power the soft, low-wattage nightlight. This unique capability lets you bring the beauty of natural light into your home during the day, while making it safer and easier to navigate hallways, kitchens, bathrooms and stairwells at night.
Because both the daylighting system and the built-in nightlight harness the power of the sun, they require no electricity and cost nothing to operate. Best of all, this energy-producing capability qualifies the daylighting system for a 30% federal tax credit on purchase and installation. So if your daylighting system costs $700 for purchase and installation, you’ll qualify for a $210 tax credit that you can subtract from your federal income taxes owed, or add to your return. And this puts the cost of your system under $500!
Bright daylight, a soft nightlight and a 30% tax credit. It all adds up to an innovative new daylighting system from Solatube.
Our website has more information on these tax credits. (will link to tax credit info to be added to this page)
By Dana Carlson
Product Manager, Solatube International, Inc.