Photo - SOLASOLV sunscreens on Harad navigation bridge


Cruise ships - Floatels - Tugs - Container Ships - Military Vessels - Oil Rigs - any marine vessel!

If you need a Type Approved solar control solution for your marine vessel then talk to Solar Solve! We have been manufacturing window blinds since 1975 and have a proven track record for QUALITY and RELIABILITY. Our SOLASOLV® and ROLASOLV® marine window blinds and sunscreens are the world's leading brand.

SOLASOLV® Transparent Anti-Glare Sunscreens are the only transparent anti-glare sunscreens in the world that are Type Approved for marine use by FOUR major type approval bodies – Lloyds, DNV, ABS and RINA. They are a proven safety aid when installed at navigation windows, reducing glare and heat caused by the sun to create a safer, more comfortable operational environment.

ROLASOLV® Fabric Blackout Roller Shades are Flame Retardant. They are the ONLY BRAND in the world Type Approved for use on all types of marine vessels. ROLASOLV® window shades turn day into night helping crew, guests and owners get valuable rest. Available in a range of colours to match your interior decor.

There has never been a better time to install SOLASOLV® screens on your vessel to ensure safer navigation and crew comfort.

SOLASOLV® Transparent Anti-Glare Sunscreens

There are significant economic and environmental arguments to reduce power consumption, eliminate wastage and increase energy efficiency within the marine and shipping industry. Products such as SOLASOLV® anti glare roller screens can  help achieve this by reducing demand on air cooling systems, helping to lower harmful CO2 emissions for a greener, cleaner environment.

 In additional to the environmental and cost saving benefits, the safety aspect of our Anti Glare screens is also extremely important. Safe operation of marine vessels is essential to ensure an incident-free workplace.

SOLASOLV® screens reduce up to 93% of glare and reflection from the sun and are ideal for windows on the navigation bridge, wheelhouse, control rooms, observation / operation rooms, and any windows where it is vital that navigators and operators have a completely clear outside view. They are also effective at rejecting glare that reflects off ice and snow and low winter sun.

By rejecting up to 87% of the sun’s heat SOLASOLV® screens create a pleasant and comfortable working environment on the bridge.

 International regulations and certification is well-covered within Solar Solve’s product range. Frequent inspections and audits from recognised classification bureaus and an effective internal quality system ensures top quality, reliable and effective products. SOLASOLV® is the only brand in the world to be Type Approved by DNV, Lloyds, ABS and RINA. All products are custom made, instantly retractable, easy to install and simple to use.

SOLASAFE® Anti-Glare Sunscreens have a 7 year guarantee.

Specify the SOLASOLV® brand by name – no alternative – to ensure your fleet have the most effective and reliable sun protection available for new builds, re-fits, upgrades and conversions… guaranteed to perform and maintenance free.

ROLASOLV® Fabric Blackout Roller Blinds

ROLASOLV® Fabric Blackout Roller Blinds are Type Approved by DNV and regularly specified for Floatels, Oil rigs, Gas platforms, FPSO’s, Supply ships and other offshore vessels. Our high performance fabrics have BS5438 flame spread certification and comply with the mandatory IMO (International Maritime Organization) FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Resolution  – the main fire testing standard for Textiles and Films.

ROLASOLV® Fabric Blackout Roller Blinds are suitable for most windows including guest cabins, crew quarters, theatres and other areas where blackout conditions are required. Ideal for night shift workers who need to get sleep during daylight hours.

SOLASOLV® Anti-Glare Transparent Sunscreens

Benefits and features of the PRODUCT

Improved visibility and safety – a long-lasting and cost effective solution for glare protection with up to 93% reduction to ensure clear visibility and safer navigation / operation.

Improved working environment – create a more comfortable working environment and reduce air conditioning requirements. Up to 87% of heat from the sun is rejected to help minimise crew fatigue, and the temperature on the bridge can be controlled all year round.

Reduced eye strain − problems and discomfort caused by excessive glare and reflection on electronic charts are eliminated so electronic displays are easier to read.

Type Approved – the only brand to be approved by Lloyds, DNV, ABS and RINA.

True colours are retained – a transparent flat film with no optical distortion so coloured navigation lights and markers can be clearly identified.

Quality Assured products – manufactured from the highest quality materials for durability in the demanding marine environment.

All products are guaranteed – SOLASAFE® screens have a 7 year guarantee.

Protects exposed areas of the body – at least 98% of harmful UV radiation from the sun is filtered.

A custom-made bespoke solution for each customers dimensions and specifications to ensure a perfect fit.

Suitable for new buildings or retro-fits.

Suitable for inclined (sloping) and overhead windows, restricted spaces and most shapes, angles and sizes of windows.

Reliable performance – proven track record for outstanding performance since 1988.

Comply with marine regulations – ISO 8468, M Notice 760, Merchant Shipping No. 1419 1998.

Choice of shade film colours – grey and bronze non-reflective films are ideal for military use.

Choice of aluminium profile colours – 400+ shades/colours.

Choice of operating systems – manual, electric, switch, remote controlled or battery.

Simple to use, quick and easy to install – even by the ship’s crew. A single-piece cassette unit with comprehensive instructions and all fittings are supplied.

Spare parts are supplied with every order for peace of mind.

Instantly retractable – comply with IMO for “Removable Screens”.

Discreet cassette profile – neat, light-weight and unobtrusive headbox incorporating a ‘wipe clean’ brush system.

Maintenance free

Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS, DNV and RINA

SOLASOLV® sunscreens are the only sun shades in the world to be Type Approved by Lloyd’s, ABS, DNV and RINA to prove they meet the latest regulatory requirements.

More about SOLASOLV Sunscreens for Marine Vessels

The world is a big place. Different parts of the world refer to our products by different names. For example, in the UK our products are usually called Window Blinds. In the USA they are called Window Shades. Our SOLASOLV® products are different from most window blinds because you can see through them (they are transparent). Our transparent Window Blinds are also Anti-Glare to help reduce heat and UV light. For this reason, the name Transparent Anti-Glare Window Blinds or Transparent Anti-Glare Window Shades are a much more accurate description. Taking this one step further, our main target market is the marine / maritime sector. Our Transparent Anti-Glare Window Blinds and Transparent Anti-Glare Window Shades are used in the navigation wheelhouse and navigation bridge on marine vessels, cruise ships, oil tankers, tug boats, naval vessels and other sea-going vessels.

We also manufacture blackout Window Blinds and blackout Window Shades. This brand is called ROLASOLV®. These are also used in the marine / maritime sector on marine vessels, oil tankers, ferries, cruise ships and other sea-going vessels in non-navigation areas such as cabins and on floatels (floating hotels used for oil rig and gas platform accommodation). Our Blackout Roller Shades are manufactured using Flame Retardant fabric. They are the ONLY BRAND in the world that are Type Approved for use on all types of marine vessels. The flame retardant fabric used to make our ROLASOLV® blackout window shades are available in a range of colours to match new or existing interior decor.

Our products can also be called sunblinds for marine windshields or sunblinds for ships windshields. To be more accurate, the word Anti-Glare should be added to the front of the name to give Anti-Glare window shades for wheelhouse windshields or wheelhouse windows. Anti-Glare screens for wheelhouse windshields and roller screens for wheelhouse windshields or bridge windows is also another effective way to describe our products.

The Film

The specialist shade film used in our Anti-Glare transparent sunblinds is constructed using layers of polyester film. The film is dyed to reduce glare and the heat is rejected by the layer of aluminium laminated inside the polyester layers. A UV inhibitor is embedded in the polyester film to help eliminate most of the harmful UV radiation from the sun. GREY film is available with a scratch resistant coating.

Effective, reliable and durable

The shade film is mounted onto a heavy-duty aluminium roller inside an anodised aluminium cassette headbox with integral brush strip to protect from dust and dirt. The film is not affected by sub-zero temperatures, tropical heat or humidity. An important factor for roller screens that will be used in a wide range of environments. Non-cassette screens are also available.

Our experienced technical support team can work from drawings supplied if required.

We are suppliers of sunblinds to Cruise Liners, Shipping Companies, Oil Companies, the Ministry of Defence and other Navy’s around the world.


Solar Solve products are used on Floatels. Our Blackout Roller Blinds are Flame Retardant for maximum safety and are the ONLY Roller Blinds that are Type Approved for use on offshore structures. Oil and gas companies want their crew to get the maximum amount of rest when they are off-duty. ROLASOLV® Blackout Roller Blinds turn day into night so crew can get restful sleep no matter what time it is. This is why ROLASOLV® Blackout Roller Blinds are specified by oil and gas companies and are being installed on oil rigs, gas platforms and other off shore structures all over the world. Click this link to find out more about our STOPLITE Blackout Roller Blinds.

Other applications...

SOLASOLV® Anti-glare, heat rejecting transparent roller sun blinds, sun screens and ROLASOLV® Blackout roller blinds are also ideal for other commercial and industrial use where professionals must face harsh blinding sunlight during their working day or where total blackout conditions are required. Here are just a few of the many other uses:-