SageGlass electronically tintable skylights

SageGlass Unplugged

No More Shades!

The SageGlass® Unplugged electronically tintable skylight system provides a beautiful and cost-effective way to optimize and control sunlight without blinds or shades, so you can manage glare and heat while maintaining a view to the outdoors. The solar charged battery powered system is factory installed and wireless.

SageGlass Unplugged is remote controlled with your mobile device. Simply download a free iOS or Android SageGlass app!

The SageGlass Unplugged system can group multiple skylights into zones which are controlled together by the SageGlass app. A single system can control multiple zones. A zone is defined as a single skylight or a group of skylights that will tint simultaneously.

  • Offered in Select Standard Sizes of E-Class and Curb Mount Skylights
  • Eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit for Cost of Unit and Installation
  • Controls Heat and Glare, Reduces Fading
  • Eliminates Need for Shades, Blinds and Louvers
  • Improves Home Energy Efficiency
  • Wireless – Powered by a Solar Charged Battery
  • Automatic Setting or Remote Controlled with Your Mobile Device

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SageGlass Unplugged System ComponentsThe SageGlass Unplugged electronically tintable skylight system can group multiple skylights into zones which are controlled together via apps for iOS or Android. A single SageGlass Unplugged system can control multiple zones. A zone is defined as a single skylight or a group of skylights that will tint simultaneously. Automatic daylight control can also be achieved using only the solar panels to monitor the intensity of sunlight.

The SageGlass Unplugged system consists of a SageGlass insulated glass unit (IGU) with attached solar panel and a controller module that includes a wireless controller and solar rechargeable battery ➊, one or more SageConnect coordinators ➋ which manage the wireless network*, and WiFi router ➌ to interface with mobile devices ➍.  The WiFi router available with the system is optional – you may choose to use your existing household router.

How SageGlass Works

SageGlass Cross SectionsSageGlass panes are coated with five layers of ceramic materials for a total thickness of less than 1/50th of a human hair. When a low voltage (less than 5V) is applied across the coatings, ions travel from one layer to another layer, prompting a reversible solid-state change that causes the coating to tint and absorb light. In other words, the glass gets darker. Reversing the polarity of the applied voltage causes the ions to migrate back to their original layer, untinting the glass. A darkened state enables SageGlass to absorb and reradiate away the sun’s unwanted heat and glare. A clear state allows you to maximize daylight and solar energy.

* For proper system communication, all skylights (IGUs) must be within 50′ of the SageConnect coordinator or within 50’ of a skylight (IGU) that is within 50’ of the SageConnect coordinator.

No More ShadesThe SageGlass coating blocks solar heat before it enters the building, meaning there’s significantly less air conditioning costs. By contrast, shades and blinds do not block heat from entering your home. You might not feel heat directly if shades are drawn, but the heat still gets in and must be tempered by air conditioning.

By eliminating the need for shades, SageGlass preserves views of the outdoors – the reason we have windows and skylights in the first place. And by negating the costs of these add-ons – e.g., purchase price, installation, cleaning, maintenance – you save money.

Energy Efficiency

More than 30 percent of a building’s energy goes out the window, literally. Not with SageGlass. In its tinted state it reduces cooling costs and, in its clear state, reduces heating and lighting costs.

Thermal performance factors per NFRC 100

VLT U-Factor SHGC
SageGlass1: Clear 60% 0.28 0.41
Intermediate State 2 18% 0.28 0.15
Intermediate State 1 6% 0.28 0.10
Fully Tinted 1% 0.28 0.09

LEED® Credit Information
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1Center of Glazing.

Explanation of Terms:

VLT (Visible Light): Radiant energy from 380nm – 780nm wavelengths. (% Transmittance): percentage of visible light directly transmitted through glass.

U-Factor: Air-to-air thermal conductance of glass and associated air/gas layers; units are Btu/hr.ft2 deg F.

SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient): Fraction of solar energy transferred indoors both directly (radiation) and indirectly (convection/absorption/re-radiation) through the glass (for reference, 1/8″ clear glass has a SHGC of 0.86).

SageGlass is not available in custom sizes, or in the reversed direction of a standard size (46×22 or 46×30). SageGlass is not available in 4646 venting units.

sageglass standard sizes

E-Class Self-Flashing Deck Mount Skylights

Venting Models:

EV[MS]2222 EV[MS]2246 EV[MS]3046
Rough Opening 2212” x 2212 2212” x 4612 3012” x 4612
Daylight Area (glass)  2058” x 2058 2058” x 4458 2858” x 4458
Daylight Sq. Ft. (glass) 2.95 6.39 8.87

Fixed Models:

EF2222 EF2246 EF3046 EF4646
Rough Opening 2212” x 2212 2212” x 4612 3012” x 4612 4612” x 4612
Daylight Area (glass) 2118” x 2118 2118” x 4518 2918” x 4518 4518”  x 4518
Daylight Sq. Ft. (glass) 3.09 6.61 9.12 14.14

G-Series Curb Mount Skylights

Venting Models:

GSV[MS]2222 GSV[MS]2246 GSV[MS]3046
Outside Curb Dim 2512” X 2512 2512” X 4912 3312” X 4912
Daylight Area (glass)  2058” x 2058 2058” x 4458 2858” x 4458
Daylight Sq. Ft. (glass) 2.95 6.39 8.87

Fixed Models:

GS2222 GS2246 GS3046 GS4646
Outside Curb Dim 2512” X 2512 2512” X 4912 3312” X 4912 4912” x 4912
Daylight Area (glass) 2118” x 2118 2118” x 4518 2918” x 4518 4518”  x 4518
Daylight Sq. Ft. (glass) 3.09 6.61 9.12 14.14

Guide to Receive Your Federal Tax Credit

Background

Solar Powered Motorized Venting SkylightUnder two laws – the Emergency Stabilization Act of 2008 and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) – Wasco Solar Powered Model EVMS qualify under “Solar Electric Property” expenditures when purchased and installed from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2016. This tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayers total tax liability. The combined effect of these two laws provides a 30% Tax Credit on both the purchase and installation of qualifying products in renewable technologies such as; Solar Electric Property, Residential Solar Water Heating, Qualified small wind energy and qualified Geothermal Heat pump energy as well as others.

 

What You Should Do

After Installation

  • Keep your receipts for total price paid (invoice from contractor for product and installation) of the qualifying Wasco products.
  • Attach receipts to a completed Manufacturers Certification Statement1 and keep for your records (Download Statement).

When Filing Your Taxes

  • Fill out the IRS Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit tax form 5695 (under “Qualified solar electric property cost”)
  • Submit it with your taxes. Enter this tax credit off of form 5695 on your IRS tax form 10402 (tax forms can be found at www.irs.gov).

1 IRS Notice 2009-41 suggests the taxpayer is not required to attach this certification statement to their tax return. However, the taxpayer should retain this certification statement as part of their tax records.
2 As in all tax matters, the taxpayer is advised to consult their tax professional. Wasco Products, Inc. assumes no liability regarding the homeowner’s ability to obtain tax credits.