With our solar attic fan ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find real value. We have researched the manufacturers data and compared the brands from a repairman's point of view. We have given you our top picks followed by a complete list of manufacturers and our reviews of their products.

AIRSCAPE ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The SAF-20G model is a gable mounted unit that has an integrated thermostat and stainless steel hardware for durability. The solar panel is not integrated into the unit and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. airscapefans.com

AIR VENT ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is a part of GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES and offers both roof mount and gable mounted models. The units do not use a thermostat which means that, whenever the sun is out, the units are running. This would be acceptable in very warm areas but not in areas where a portion of the year requires heating the home. They offer three sizes of roof mounted units with integrated panels where the panel can be tilted and rotated to maximize the solar gain. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. airvent.com

ATTIC BREEZE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The ZEPHYR series of attic fans are available in two sizes to match the requirements of the size of the home. They feature stainless steel mounting hardware and a powder coat finish for durability. The units are sold through dealers and are backed by a lifetime warranty. atticbreeze.net

BROAN ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers a variety of models including curb mount, flush mount, gable, and remote mounted units. The roof mounted units have a low profile and a compact footprint for better looks and all of the units have stainless steel hardware for durability. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and the thermostat is an option instead of being a standard feature of the units. broan.com

DM SOLAR ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made by BRIGHTWATTS and offers gable mounted models as well as roof mounted units. They have a built in thermostat to control the fan and are backed by a good warranty. The fans are available in two sizes and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. dmsolar.com

FAN-ATTIC ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These basic fans are sold through dealers and is from NULIGHT SOLUTIONS. The large unit is not very attractive and does not blend into the roof of the home very well. They are made in the USA but the guarantee on the units is not as good as some of the other brands.

GREEN HOME ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers four sizes of fans for the roof as well as two sizes of gable mounted units. The roof models have integrated panels and durable brushless motors but their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. solarenergyzj.com

INTELLI-VENT ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is available in South Africa and features units with a built-in electronic temperature sensor and a durable brushless fan motor. The guarantee is not as good as other brands. intelli-vent.co.za

MASTERFLOW ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These fans are available as standard roof mount models with tilting panels or as solar-powered ridge vent units. The HIGH-POWER solar roof vent is available as solar powered only or with a dual powered option for 24/7 operating. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. gaf.com

NATURAL LIGHT ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

These fans are available in roof or gable mount units and are available in four sizes to match the size of your home. The panel is not integrated into the fan and so it is not very wind resistant. They are backed by a good warranty. solaratticfan.com

RAND ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are thermostat controlled and are available as roof mount or gable mounted. They can be purchased directly online but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. randsolar.com

REMINGTON ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand offers both roof and gable mounted fans. They are available in three sizes and feature durable stainless steel mounting hardware. The units can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and are backed by a very good warranty. They also offer an option for dual power to the fans for areas where attic cooling is required even at night. remingtonsolar.com

SOLARO AIRE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand offers a wide variety of models to fit most any application but they are only sold through authorized dealers and the network is limited outside the USA. Their five blade fan and aerodynamically designed housing maximize the airflow on the roof mounted models and they are backed by a lifetime warranty. solaroenergy.com

SOLAR ROYAL ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The SR1800 is a low profile roof mounted fan with a tilt solar panel. They have a good standard guarantee with the option to purchase a lifetime extended warranty. solarroyal.com

SOLAR STAR ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made by SOLATUBE INTERNATIONAL INC. They offer two sizes of roof-mounted units and they are available in either low profile or high profile models. The IM 1200 is a gable mounted model that is designed to be added to an existing vent. The units are sold through dealers and the warranty is not as good as other brands. solatube.com

SUNFIRE ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These fans are made in China and have integrated PV panels. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the products. sunfire-solar.com

SUNFLOWER ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers one basic model of fan that is available in three sizes. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the fans is not very good when compared to other brands. sunflower-solar.com

SUNFORCE ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from COLEMAN and offers only one size (180 CFM) of roof mounted fan. It is not a low profile unit, it is not very pleasing to look at, and the guarantee on the fans is not very good when compared to other brands. sunforceproducts.com

SUNRISE ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers both roof and gable mounted units and they are available in three sizes. They can be purchased online and can be ordered either with or without a thermostat. Their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. sunrisesolar.net

SUPER CYCLONE ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made by SOLAR DYNAMICS INC. They offer a wide selection of models to fit any application. The SDF-20TM is designed to be added to an existing turbine style attic fan which can be easier to install. The SDF-20SF model has a self flashed base for easy installation on a sloped roof. The unit is quiet and has durable stainless steel bird and insect screens. The units are backed by a very good warranty but are only sold through dealers in the USA. solardynamicsinc.com

US SUNLIGHT ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers an optional solar controller that will power the fan from house power during the night. It has an electronic thermostat and humidistat to control the unit and it comes with a handheld remote. The brand is a part of GIBRALTAR INDUSTRIES but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. ussunlight.com

VENTAMATIC ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The VX1000SOLDOM is a roof mount unit with remote mounted panels. They also offer units with integrated panels as well as gable mounted fans but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. bvc.com

VENTSURE ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These fans are available in roof mount or gable mount models and have electronic thermostats as well as humidistats. They offer an optional electric backup power for ventilation during the night and the roof mount units have a three position swivel design to maximize the solar power. While the warranty on the solar panel is very good, the guarantee on the motor is not as good as some of the other brands. owenscorning.com

YELLOWBLUE ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand features all metal construction for fire resistance. They offer roof or gable mount units that are backed by a lifetime warranty. Their website is not much help and the units are only sold through authorized dealers. yellowbluetech.com

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