How does the Sun
Lizard Solar Climate Control Systems work?
All year round, the Sun Lizard Climate
Control System uses sunlight and converts this free energy into
heat and electricity to moderate the temperature of your building – warming
in winter and cooling in summer. Both the single and dual
climate control systems comes with the following key components:
Solar Climate Control (Dual Collectors with
all components) Label
- a. Photovoltaic Panel (PV) - that generates
electricity for the fans and electronic control system
- b. Solar Heat Collector - that creates
heat in the specially designed, insulated collector.
- c. Fan Box – that moves the air from
one room to one or two other rooms simultaneously.
- d. Air Flow Control Box - that controls
whether the system is in heating mode or cooling mode
- e. Insulated Ducting – that is the
passageway for air to travel between different components
- f. Ceiling Diffusers – that sits on
the ceiling to allow air to exit or enter the rooms from the
- g. Electronic Control System – that
controls the systems functions between Hi/Low and Heating/Cooling.
- h. Dektite – seals roof.
- i. Exhaust Flue – allows hot air out
of the building in summer.
By combining the solar electricity and heat the Sun
Lizard will heat and cool using just solar energy.
In winter, the Sun Lizard allows
you to capture the warmth of the sun into the air space where you
live, work and breathe.
Sun Lizard in heating mode
The solar powered fans draw air from the building at ceiling level
through an inlet vent. The air is forced through the solar heat
collector sun baking on top of the roof, boosting the air temperature
to as much as 50 degrees Celsius. This hot air is gently blown
back through the heating outlet vent and flows back into the building
at floor level, giving you free and natural warmth from the sun
every day. This closed loop system is very efficient at heating
In summer, hot air is often trapped inside the building by the
ceiling, roof and insulation. The Sun
Lizard removes the hot air from the room so you don’t
get a build up of heat in either the air or the thermal mass of
the building and your furnishings. You then tap into the
natural cool air of your building and can reduce the need for air-conditioning.
Sun Lizard in Cooling
The hot air is extracted by solar powered fans through the inlet
vent and released to the outside, reducing the build up of hot
air inside the building.
Filtered Cooling Vent
To improve the Sun Lizard’s effectiveness
we offer Filtered Cooling Vents that can be placed
in a number of ways to introduce cooler air into your home. For
Under the floor
Vents can be installed on the floor to allow cool air from
the subfloor area to pass through into your living and
From a basement
Vents can be installed on the floor just above the basement
area as these areas offer a great source of cool air. You
need to be able to get some ventilation into the basement
so the cool air can flow out. This will also ventilate
your basement, minimizing or even eliminating mould and
Downstairs in multi-story
Vents can be installed by having a combination of ceiling vents
(from downstairs) linking to floor vents (upstairs) to provide
extra cooling. This can also be achieved with no modification
through an open stairwell.
Cool southern side of
If there is a permanently shaded area near the house, these
vents can be inserted into the wall down low to the ground
to tap this source of cool air.
Large bodies of water, such as in water tanks, or simply
the ground about 1.5 metres beneath the surface, are
a good source of constant cool temperatures. Air drawn
through pipes that are passed through such cool materials
will capture the temperature and deliver it you’re
These Filtered Cooling Vents have an inline filter
to removes dust, odours and insects from entering the building
and can be closed during winter to prevent the leakage of heat
from the building.
This simple design which combines the Sun Lizard’s heat
extraction function with alternative sources of cool air helps
maintain the house at a comfortable temperature to give you the
cool air you want to enjoy.