A Note from Peter Budd, Co-Founder
Welcome! Here is an opportunity to join homeowners, contractors, retailers, home builders and electric utility companies from coast to coast who are taking part in a comfort and energy savings revolution!
Homeowners are enjoying cooler homes, lower electricity bills, and longer-lasting roofs thanks to our new Solar Powered Attic Fan (the SPAF). And every business that’s involved in roofing, solar energy, retailing, distribution or electricity supply has an exciting role to play.
The arrival of the Solar Powered Attic Fan represents a quantum leap in simplicity and technology. It extends roof life, significantly lowers electricity bills, and makes everywhere in the house more comfortable.
We stand by its durability with our 20-year limited manufacturer’s warranty and here’s the best part—it takes just 15 minutes to get it up and running! No building permits, no complicated electrical work, and no need to cut a massive new hole in your roof!
On this site contractors can find installation instructions for different kinds of roofs, gable-end and soffit vents, and everyone can get answers to Frequently Asked Questions, the research behind the product, and a Contact Us section to get in touch if you need any assistance. You can also join us on Facebook.
We are dedicated to innovation and finding new ways to use solar power to improve our homes and our everyday lives. The Solar Powered Attic Fan is our first major step forward in achieving this goal. And we’re just getting started. Thank you for visiting us.
EVP Government Relations and Corporate Strategy, International Solar Solutions Inc.
Board of Directors
Tom is Chief Operating Officer and founding principal of International Solar Solutions Inc., the company that developed the Solar Attic Fan. He graduated from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Toronto as an Electronics Engineering Technologist.
25 years of running his own security company took Tom into many hot attics. That experience inspired him to design and plan the manufacture of the Solar Powered Attic Fan.
Peter is a career environmentalist with 25 years in the energy/electricity sector. Prior to founding Love Energy Consultants in 2009, Peter was Chief Conservation Officer for the Ontario Power Authority.
Peter spent ten years at Summerhill Group, with his last position being Chairman. During his tenure at Summerhill Peter served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. He has sat on the boards of several businesses and non-profit organizations and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.
In 2007 Peter was given the prestigious Sustainable Buildings Canada – Lifetime Achievement Award.
Director and Chair, Government Relations
Frank’s career spans 25 years in financial services, contract negotiation, real estate development and the energy sector. His private sector experience was followed by 19 years as a Member of the Ontario Legislature where he served in senior leadership roles including Minister of Transportation, Minister of Tourism and on the Management Board of Cabinet.
He also served on a number of Parliamentary Committees, including Justice and Public Accounts and was Vice Chair of the Select Committee on the Proposed Transaction of the TMX Group and the London Stock Exchange Group.
As President of Klees & Associates, he provides advisory and government relations services to public and private corporations.
Rob is a director of four private renewable energy companies. In 1998, prior to focusing on renewable energy and sustainable development Rob helped develop North American free markets for the procurement, transmission and sale of natural gas.
Rob has 30+ years of experience in corporate start ups, energy consulting, government and regulatory affairs, supply chain management, transmission logistics & tariffs, land management, natural gas marketing, wind and solar power development and other sources of recyclable clean energy. Rob continues to lend his experience to several renewable energy Boards both public and private dedicated to creating the clean energy economy.
Since 2004, Rob has secured private equity financing for wind, solar and run-of-river power projects. Located in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, they are currently producing more than 500 megawatts of clean renewable power or are under late stage construction.
Director and Chair, Finance Subcommittee
Rita, a CPA/Chartered Accountant by profession, has over twenty five years’ strategic and operational senior management experience, including operational start-up, dynamic operating segment growth, industry regulatory and public company compliance, business restructuring, process and systems re-engineering; and corporate capital structure initiatives.
She is co-founder of First Carbon Credits Corporation and is qualified as a CSA Certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier. Previously, Rita held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance & Information Technology Services with Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
Rita is very actively involved, at Executive levels of various Boards and with charitable organizations, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC); The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
Director and Executive Chair
Peter is a co-founder of International Solar Solutions and largely responsible for building the current great team of partners, staff and stakeholders to launch the company’s products.
He has a B.A. (Honours) from University of Toronto and Bachelor of Laws from University of Windsor. He has been a Member of the Ontario Electricity Market Design Committee and is a former Director of the Ontario Natural Gas Association (ONGA).
Peter was inaugural Chair of the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) in 2002. In addition to his role at iSolar, Peter continues to apply his 20+ years of experience as a regulatory expert to providing highly specialized advice and counsel to energy project developers, government agencies, and industrial/commercial clients.
Vice President Business Development
John has had national sales & marketing leadership roles in the energy industry with a focus on strategic accounts since 1989. He has focused on comprehensive, enterprise energy solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional clients throughout North America.
John works with organizations that strive to achieve best-in-class operating costs and environmental sustainability through the development and execution of corporate-wide energy management solutions. He cut his teeth in the early days of natural gas deregulation with ECNG Inc. In 1996 he was a co-founder of one of Canada’s preeminent consulting companies, Energy Advantage Inc. Since then he filled several roles at Direct Energy (Business) including heading up both the Canadian National & Strategic Accounts sales team and later, Direct Energy’s Demand Response group. John is a member of the Independent Electric System Operator of Ontario’s (IESO) Demand Response Working Group (DRWG and the Ontario Energy Association (“OEA”) Smart Grid Forum – Corporate Partner’s Committee.
Sébastien is iSolar’s Corporate Secretary. He holds a B.A. (Honours) in political science from Carleton University and a joint J.D./LL.L. in common and civil law from the University of Ottawa. Over the past 14 years, his experience has included legal and political roles with the Government of Canada, political and communications roles with the City of Ottawa, the Parliament of Canada, and the UK Parliament, and technical, training, and sales roles with Apple Inc.
Chief Information Officer
Greg Middleton, PMP, is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). As co-founder of Proven Private Networks, a technical and management consulting company, he has provided management level technical consulting services to a wide array of organizations over the last two decades, including: Oshawa Food Group, National Grocers, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., CanWest Global, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment and Innovax Concepts. His management background includes the full lifecycle deployment of many software and hardware technologies in a variety of industries in addition to providing Senior IT Management consulting services.
We had a couple of our attic vents replaced with these solar vents. They were super easy to install and I’m really impressed with the difference it made on the temperature inside out house. Because my roof has a weird angle to it, we could tilt the solar part so it faces the sun properly. Great idea!!
Finally a product that focuses on our environment, my pocketbook, my health and my comfort. I installed three on my home in the fall of 2016 and noticed quite a drop in my electricity usage last summer. I have my office on our top floor and it was more comfortable on those hot, humid days. I saw some home renovators talk about the importance of keeping the air flowing in the attic to prevent mold. Cool product and reasonable price. The company also stands behind their product with a 20 year warranty.
Love it!!! Made a huge difference on the second floor of our home. That wall of heat that used to exist in our bedroom in the heat of the summer is gone. We installed two solar attic fans on our roof. Love the fact that it will save us on energy costs but the big benefit for us is a more comfortable home.
K. WRAY, NANAIMO, BC
I have already felt the difference. The temperature of the second floor feels the same as the main floor without any air conditioning, with the furnace fan running on low to circulate the air. I’m very pleased.
JOHN W., BRAMPTON, ON
Normally I could never get the up stairs cool and it was uncomfortable for sleeping. Using floor vans did not help. When I walked up the stairs it was like hitting a wall of heat mid way. The up stairs was at least 7-10 degrees higher (or more). I had the panels installed late in the day but thought I felt a difference in the temperature on my upper floor that night. By the next day I was SURE! I have monitored the temperature after having the solar panels installed and now it is only 1-2 degrees different. What a treat!
Thank you for making my house a more even temperature, cool, and cost efficient home.
DONNA S., BRAMPTON, ON
We installed the Solar Attic Fan in 2015 and were really surprised how well the hot air was blown of our upper floor resulting in much cooler temperatures in the summer. We sleep much more comfortably at night now when summer temperatures are higher. Also, a feature that we particularly appreciated is that we could easily remove the Solar Attic Fan system from the roof without damage in order to move it to our next new house. This is a smartly designed product.
JP AND AUDREY L., CALGARY, AB
We own a two storey 2500 square foot home. In 2013 when we were upgrading our roof shingles it was the perfect time to install the Solar Attic Fan. As our roofing company needed to remove the old attic vent it was not an issue for them to reinstall the vents.
Immediately we noticed that our air conditioner did not need to be set at 69-70 degrees, which we were comfortable with. We were able to reset our programmable thermostat to 74 degrees during the day and enjoy the exact same cool temperate levels in our home. Our second floor no longer has a “wall of heat.” Our electricity bills have clearly gone down during air-conditioning season.
DONNA M, GEORGETOWN, ON
Our attic is very well insulated. However, I always found it extremely hot in the upper level. You could actually feel the temperature change as you went up the stairs. Our air conditioner had difficulty cooling the upper level, and it was always at least 10 degrees hotter upstairs.
Within a very few hours of installing the Solar Attic Fan, the upstairs was noticeably cooler and our air-conditioner hardly came on at all. I was so impressed with the performance, that we had another fan kit installed into a vent in the lower section of the house. The installation was quick, with virtually no disturbance to the shingles or the existing roof vent.
RICK, CHATHAM, ON
Great product! Keeps my second story cooler on hot days. Had an installation question which was answered quickly. My electricity bill for August was the lowest it has ever been.
ROB R., STONEY CREEK, ON
As a roofer, I immediately recognized the benefits of this product which is why I installed two of them. I have repaired a lot of roofs prematurely as a result of poor air circulation. Plus I know my air conditioner isn’t working as hard now as well AND my house is cooler. This product should be part of the building code!
GARY H., BEAMSVILLE, ON
We installed two on our home. Had problems with one, but it was resolved quickly with a phone call. Customer service was very helpful. We are glad we did this as our home is much more comfortable now. We are waiting for our first electricity bill, it should be lower.
PETE S., VINELAND, ON
We are enjoying the benefits of our Solar Attic Fans. We know it has reduced our air conditioning cooling costs considerably after being installed for only one year. We would highly recommend this device to anyone and as well hope that in the future some government agency might consider rebating the full or partial cost of purchase and installation as an incentive to save on energy usage.
LARRY & ANNE, CHATHAM, ON