Fans for Greenhouses
Snap Fan is a family of DC powered high efficiency ventilation fans that operate directly from solar panels giving you the cooling effect needed when the sun is at its hottest. Snap Fan is made in the USA.
Snap Fan is an ideal greenhouse fan and is also frequently used for other agricultural and horticultural ventilation, cooling and exhaust requirements.
Do you have AC electricity at your greenhouse? Check out our Electronically Commutated AC Fans for Greenhouses.
Snap Fan Use In Greenhouses
Ventilation requirements in greenhouses vary with the weather and time of the year. If you are using your greenhouse year round, ventilation needs can range from 100 percent air volume exchange per minute during the Summer to only 10 to 30 percent air volume exchange per minute from Fall to Spring. This information may be helpful: Greenhouse Ventilation Strategies with Solar Powered Fans (opens in a new window).
A single fan cannot usually meet this range of air movement requirements. It takes at least two fans, preferably one pushing and one pulling. We have some other ideas about how you can expand the variability of you Snap Fans if you are willing to use 12 volt solar panels wired in series to make 24 volts during the peak of the Summer, and change the connections over to 12 volts during the times of the year when slower fans speeds will meet your requirements.
Here are some basic rules of thumb calculations for greenhouse air volumes:
Your Snap Fan selection should be based on the fan CFM capacity at .1 inches H2O. Here's an example:
Snap Fan Performance Factors
Snap-Fans have excellent performance and durability. This fan will provide you with many years of service with little maintenance, provided a few simple precautions are adhered to:
Constant use and abuse from nature will eventually wear some Snap Fan parts and components. Replacement parts for every component are available. With simple tools and elementary mechanical skills you will be able to replace these parts with confidence.
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Snap Fan 12 Inch
Snap Fan 16 Inch
Snap Fan 20 Inch
Snap Fan 24 Inch
Snap Fan 28 Inch
Solar Power For Your Snap Fan
Snap Fans will operate on voltages from 12 to over 30. The life of the motor brushes is shortened at higher voltages but they are easily replaceable. One thing is for sure: these fans move more air with less energy than any comparable ventilation fans.
With Snap Fan you can purchase the fan only, or Sunshine Works can provides an special kit for the fan of your choice which includes the fan, a solar panel, wire, connectors, fuses, circuit breakers, line voltage thermostat switches, on off switches, lightning arrestors or whatever you need for your installation.
For larger Snap-Fans, we can help you configure your Snap Fan and solar components to meet the requirements of your applications including the option to use 24 volts or 12 volts to power your fans.
Please contact us for more information and assistance.
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