I'm looking for a solar powered fan to fit in a louver hole in my shed


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Old 04-17-24, 02:42 PM
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I'm looking for a solar powered fan to fit in a louver hole in my shed

I just got a new shed with a black metal roof. I questioned the salesman about heat from the roof, he said it will raise the internal temp by 2 degreesÖ.. I think he forgot a zero in that answer.

The shed has a surface mount louver on the front and back wall. Iíd like to find a solar powered fan to ventilate it. I donít want to cut or drill holes in my new roof, and Iíd like to find something that fits in the hole. Iíve seen one that fits in a square hole and has an angled solar panel attached. Unfortunately it doesnít give dimensions to see if it fits in the hole.

Any suggestions? Any pictures?
 
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Old 04-18-24, 05:15 AM
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You can buy a solar powered fan. There are several options available.

"Unfortunately it doesn’t give dimensions..."
Try searching online for that item online. Maybe the manufacturer or other retailers have dimensions on their websites.

Or, you can make your own. You just need a 12VDC fan, a solar panel and some wire to connect them.
 
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Old 04-18-24, 03:36 PM
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There are dozens of pre-assembled kits available.
I'm using a 4" 12vdc computer fan just sitting against the louvered opening.
The solar cell is siliconed on the back side of the roof.
One of many examples
 
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I got up in there and measured the opening in my front and back wall today, itís only 11 x 3 3/4!

 
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You can do a series of several smaller fans to fit the grill opening.
 
 

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