A greenhouse is an aluminum-framed structure, glazed with glass or polycarbonate, that is used to propagate and/or grow plants. Solar Innovations® designs and manufactures custom greenhouses to each customer’s exacting specifications, no matter the size or purpose. From the occasional gardener who wants to dabble with plants in a hobby greenhouse, to a large-scale educational facility with multiple zones, computerized environmental controllers and a wide array of horticultural projects, Solar Innovations® will deliver the perfect solution for a thriving growing environment.
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Commercial greenhouses are built tough to withstand the day-to-day use of floral shops, garden centers and other companies that require an optimal growing environment in any season. They are typically designed with thermally-enhanced framing and utilize insulated low-E glazing that assists in regulating temperatures and light transmission. Solar Innovations® can also provide all of the accessories needed to allow growers to maintain the perfect indoor environment, so their plants will thrive for years to come. Learn more
Residential greenhouses are custom-designed to tailor to the homeowner, from the casual grower who wants to propagate young plants to get a head start on the growing season, to the serious gardener who spends much of their time perfecting and tending to their plants’ growth. These structures can be designed to attach directly to the home in a lean-to or double-pitch configuration or stand alone on the property, totally separated from a structure. They can be built atop knee walls or directly to a concrete foundation. Learn more
Hobby greenhouses are generally less than 100 square feet and are standalone units. Designed for the casual gardener, they can be equipped with benches, shelves and even a simple irrigation system. To increase air circulation, hobby greenhouses can incorporate venting windows and/or ridge and eave vents and include a terrace door that perfectly matches the framing, both in color and style. Learn more
From kindergarten to college, greenhouses can be a valuable learning tool for educational facilities. These durable structures give students a hands-on learning experience from seeds to full-grown vegetation. In addition to designing the greenhouse itself, a Solar Innovations® Sales Designer can help educators navigate the myriad of choices when it comes to selecting the right greenhouse accessories to fit into the school’s horticultural curriculum. Learn more
Research greenhouses are often designed with individual rooms for potting plants, storing and applying herbicides and pesticides, cold storage, composting and unhealthy plant isolation. Cold growing frames can be added to the exterior of the greenhouse as a perfect place for plants to adjust between the climate-controlled greenhouse environment to their permanent home in the soil. Solar Innovations® will work with the planners to ensure that all of their specifications are met in the design and construction of the greenhouse. Learn more
Many institutions such as nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities are now realizing the therapeutic benefits of gardening and are incorporating greenhouses into their new and existing facilities. Also, correctional facilities are utilizing greenhouses for training purposes so inmates can develop valuable employment skills to prepare them for their assimilation into society. Learn more
Specialty greenhouses are typically designed to accommodate a specific plant species’ growing needs. They can be arranged in multiple zones and outfitted with heaters, foggers and other accessories to replicate their natural climate conditions. Plants that fall into this category are bonsai trees, orchids, palms, and other tropical plant varieties. An expert Solar Innovations® Sales Designer can assist in providing the proper accessories to achieve the atmosphere the grower desires. Learn more
Constructing a greenhouse partially below grade is an energy-efficient way to regulate temperature fluctuations by taking advantage of the Earth’s natural thermal properties. By utilizing the Earth’s constant temperature below the frost line (three to five feet below the surface — approximately 45-50 degrees), heating and cooling costs will be reduced. These structures can be attached to an existing building, built into a hillside or constructed with a sunken entryway, requiring steps for access. Learn more
Greenhouses are not typically thought of as an urban structure, but with the proper planning and layout, even city dwellers can experience the benefits of owning a greenhouse. These greenhouses are usually smaller than their rural counterparts and require a little more creativity to maintain the same functionality of rural greenhouses. These greenhouses are constructed of the same durable aluminum that will not rust, rot, warp and require constant maintenance to the finish. A Solar Innovations® Sales Designer can make building a greenhouses on a small footprint a worry-free experience that the owner will enjoy for many years to come. Learn more
Solar Innovations® has been creating high quality durable Glazed Structures since 1998 for both commercial and residential applications, creating a line of functional accessories and decorative elements. In order to provide the highest quality products and offer a superior installation process, the Solar team pre-cuts and pre-drills each of the structural components before it is shipped. Unlike most greenhouse & conservatory manufacturers, Solar Innovations® provides all the necessary fasteners, silicone, and flashings for your project. These services help customers reduce installation time and cost, providing a high quality final product.
|Unlimited configurations & designs||Standard finishes: AAMA 2603 Bronze, White; Class I Anodized Clear, Dark Bronze|
|2″ & 2 1/2″ interior face widths||Designer finishes: AAMA 2603 Hartford Green, Black, Natural Clay, Sandstone|
|Overlapping construction creates positive drainage within profiles||Custom finishes: powder coat, fluoropolymer, wood veneer, metal cladding, & foiling options|
|LEED friendly system including recycled content||Dual color or dual finish options|
|Large missile impact tested||Integrated operable door & window options|
|Thermally broken utilizing thermal fill & debridge||Integrated slope glazing with operable vents|
|Designed to accommodate glazing infills from 3/16″ to 1 1/8″||Decorative accessories including cover caps, interior trim, corner columns, gutters, finials, grids, and more|
|Thicker glass options depending upon engineering|
STANDARD – AMMA 2603*
SI Natural Clay
SI Hartford Green
Powder Coat Solids
STANDARD – AAMA 2605§
SI Natural Clay
SI Hartford Green
Class 1 Clear Anodized
Dark Bronze Anodized
Powder Coat Solids
PREMIUM – AAMA 2605§
Military Light Blue
Wood Veneering (Unfinished)
Wood Veneering (Unfinished)
NOTE: WOOD VENEERING IS FOR INTERIOR APPLICATIONS ONLY. AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED BASIS DUE TO VENDOR SUPPLY.
*5 year warranty (finishes available while in stock).
†5 year warranty. Scratch & fade resistant; contains no VOCs.
‡Dependent on shelf life, some AAMA 2604 & 2605 finishes may be unavailable; Hartford Green is being phased out.
§10 year; up to 20 year warranty. Scratch & fade resistant; contains no VOCs.
¶Adds one to three weeks to lead time.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending upon color selection, extra cost and lead times may apply for all finishes other than Solar Innovations® stock standards. Color illustrations are shown as accurate as standard photography and printing processes allow. Final finish selection should be made from a physical sample; please contact Solar Innovations® to receive samples. All product and finish options are subject to vendor availability. Solar Innovations® reserves the right to discontinue any option at any time without notice. Additional options, including custom color matches, are available; contact a Solar Innovations® sales designer for details.