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Solar curtain saves you money on heating and air conditioning costs.  "Mirrorized" curtain prevents window heat loss, reflects heat back into room in winter, keeps sun's rays out in the summer.  Adds privacy (you can see out, but no one can see in) and protects furnishings from sun fade.  Hang on sash or tension rod.  Metalized polyethyleme.

"This is the second pair I have ordered. I had the first pair for years and it really helps keep the heat out of my bedroom in Tucson, AZ." -Customer from Arizona


Based on 102 reviews
Jun 25, 2017
One of the best buys I've made
Purchased early June 2017. Installed late July '17. Curtains have kept hot South sun from entering the room. I have already told family about this great discovery. Like I, some have the South sun bouncing off wide walls it faces. Definitely a great improvement for me. Thank you for offering them to your customers.
Jun 04, 2017
GREAT cut my electric bill
Have used these for years. Keep house cooler in summer. Turn shiny side in for winter and house is warmer. These cut my electric bill by 25 % during air conditioning season. Have given many as gifts over the years. PLEASE keep this item in stock !
Mar 01, 2017
Love them, keeps heat out....not very pretty but they work g
Love them
Feb 23, 2017
keeps florida sun out on my patio
I live in Fla the afternoon sun hits my bedroom and patio windows sun is kept out to a minimum so I do not need the room darking extra curtains The only problem is the way they look on the outside they do look cheap but keeping my energy bills down I will take the look
Dec 15, 2016
I would not buy this product again.
I wanted to use this product in my kitchen, however, it looks cheap and visually unattractive. Therefore I will not use it.
Dec 15, 2016
Bought for all my windows to hold the cold out so far ok
So far they are doing the job but can't see out the windows holding to much moisture. I needed them to hold the cold back and keep my heat down and that's okay.
Oct 07, 2016
solar curtain
See previous comment
Aug 14, 2016
Waste of money
Exceptionally flimsy, thin and poor quality. Looks like aluminum foil from the outside. I ordered 12 sets for long second floor Windows and the box containing all 12 was smaller than a roll of paper towels. Terrible item.
Jul 23, 2016
I would recommend these curtains to everyone!
I ordered enough curtains to put in all my rooms that were exposed to the sun. The first day was wonderful cause they really keep the heat out.
Jul 17, 2016
Why did I wait so long ?
We have a passive solar home that is a hot house in the summer. As soon as you put theses up the heat goes really can't see through them so well, but it's worth it. Great for skylights, any window the sun beats down on.
Jul 01, 2016
Will buy more for the rest of the house.
I bought them for 2- 6' wide windows in the living room and a kitchen window.Ordered more for the 6' wide patio door.Seem to help by darkening the room but we acn still see out fine.
Jun 23, 2016
solar curtains
Bought curtains 20 years ago to hold out summer heat. Still working fine. Like the see out but no one seeing in, so have bought curtains for my father's house in town. Has helped with keeping a older poorly insulated house cooler, and holding out morning and afternoon heat.
Jun 15, 2016
Reduces Texas electric bills!
My niece has wide, long windows that face the sun in her dining, living and bedroom. We could feel a temperature decrease while installing these inexpensive solar curtains. She can run her A/C at a higher setting and still be comfortable.
May 25, 2016
Very thin. Looks awful from the outside. But on the upside no one can see in and living on a main road this is a plus. does cut down on a lot more light than I though they would. I will keep them up for awhile. Cheaper than mini blinds!
Apr 13, 2016
Dolor curtains
They work great for blocking the east morning sun. Keeps the room cooler.
Apr 01, 2016
Flimsy, cheap and still waiting for my refund!!!
Product looked like a thin piece of paper with aluminum foil on one side. Just unfolding it was causing damage to the product. When I hung it up, my husb said from outside the reflection from the sun made it look like it could be seen on Mars. lol Not pleased at all with product design.
Jan 20, 2016
Pretty good
This curtain is thin and hard to actually seal around your doors and/ or windows. Would be better if adhesive was included or some other means to actually use the curtain to adhere to windows or doors
Jan 06, 2016
This is terrific! I used it for my slider doors to keep the cold out and it works amazingly well. There are no more drafts and the room actually feels a lot warmer. I plan to purchase more to use for a few draft windows.
Jan 04, 2016
works great
very lightweight
Dec 30, 2015
I wouldn't buy again.
Wanted it to go behind my thermal curtains so I could get light with energy savings. Didn't like having to reverse curtain winter & summer to get benefits.
Dec 25, 2015
Do Not Buy
I was so excited to recieve this item but i was very disappointed its made so cheaply and already ripped only having it one week.
Nov 21, 2015
Too thin
Too thin, like plastic wrap, flaps with slightest air movement.
Nov 17, 2015
I use these under my curtains every winter and can really tell a difference in the temperature level. I just wish the were a little heavier so they would not tear so easy.
Sep 21, 2015
Really works
Bought this for my church. Windows in west sun heat the room up terribly. This seems to help so far. Truly reflects heat. Even through frosted glass, it looks like aluminum foil in the window. We are working on it. It is against the glass, so we will try moving it further away. If you can beat the heat, you have to give a little! Goint to put some in my west facing windows at home!
Aug 31, 2015
Have ordered product before, and am well pleased.
Product used for its purpose.
Aug 24, 2015
solar curtains
They were great keeps the sun out....
Aug 12, 2015
Solar curtain
Awesome product. They keep out heat but you can see through it.
Aug 10, 2015
Did not like the product at all
Jul 10, 2015
They do keep the heat out. Well pleased.
Used on a sun porch. Have ordered 2 more for a large bathroom window. Sorry that they are on back-ordered.
Jun 27, 2015
Not satisfied with curtain
I returned the curtain to you. Not satisfied with curtain.
Jun 14, 2015
Reduced temperature quickly.
I used two panels on a set of sliding glass doors in my sun porch. Because the panels are so lightweight I thought they would be difficult to draw open and close, so I attached them to the window area using clear duct tape. The panels are similar to the material used in mylar balloons and I installed them with the shiniest side out to reflect sun away. Before I had the first one completely installed I could sense that it was working. They do allow you to see out to a certain degree, but sacrificing the view is an okay trade for making that side of the porch more livable. Before the solar curtains on that east side, it was like an easy bake oven in there by noon. Stays comfortable now and still allows me to slide open doors as needed.
Jun 13, 2015
Has some limitation in usage
These solar panels work well for as long as they last. When they begin to deteriorate they have to be handled very carefully. They shatter into small pieces. Be sure that you have the curtain in a bag before you try to take it down. I did not realize this the first time and it took a very long time to collect all those little pieces. I would recommend only with this warning.
May 05, 2015
Inexpensive, but Efficient
Oops. These got damaged when I moved (my fault), so I am ordering some more. These are fortunately cheap enough that when they do get damaged (pets, accidents) they can be easily replaced. I have found that the curtains hang much better when small weights are taped to the bottom at intervals. Coins work well, also pulling out some of the wrinkles.
Apr 25, 2015
excellent product
installed on my skylights, and were highly effective reducing the heat from the strong afternoon sunlight that comes through, and I live in Florida. I also intend installing them in a couple a kitchen and living room Window in the winter,because my old windows are not effective reducing the cold air which radiates through the windows. they seem to be very effective reducing heat and cold coming through the windows. overall I am very pleased with them.
Mar 27, 2015
Big Savings!
This winter was very cold. Usually temperature at my home was 68-70F. When I used the curtains, I lowered the termostad to 62-63F and I felt like was 68-70F. Its lowered my bill in half. GREAT PRODUCT!
Dec 14, 2014
Over priced for what it is but they work
It will keep your house cooler!
Dec 12, 2014
Cheap curtains
Very cheap and had lots of wrinkles! Made the room very dark. Sent them all back. Not happy at all.
Dec 11, 2014
Not as described
I wanted to use these on our sun porch where there is a cold air issue in the winter/hot in the summer. We did want to be able to 'see out' at the same time retaining some privacy. The item description clearly states the ability of one way viewablity. This is clealy not true!!!!
Dec 02, 2014
A disappointment
Looks like something from the dollar store
Nov 22, 2014
Works just like it was stated
It block the cold air from coming thru bedroom window. Now I will purchase for living room window.
Nov 05, 2014
I purchased 10 of theses solar curtains-
Living in the North-New York State-first time user. Cold winds- Like not having to pull shades all the time. Can still see out.
Aug 06, 2014
love them
i'm ordering more.
Aug 04, 2014
Work great from afternoon sun.
They have kept the afternoon sun from baking the front room.
Jul 31, 2014
They get the job done
Got them to help keep cost of electric down in winter and summer. Put them up as soon as I got them. The room is just to dark and depressing. Probably in winter I won't mind as much. But in the summer time, it's hot and they work fine, but just to dark. I took them down for now. In my area, summer is to pretty and green to miss. Will rehang when it's colder. They aren't fancy, but gets the job done.
Jul 02, 2014
great job
great product don't use my ac as much since hanging these, I did however find them cheaper somewhere else, the suggestion to roll them is a good one, don't like the wrinkled look but they can't be seen as my windows are on the side of my house.
Jun 26, 2014
Used 25 years ago & product was AWESOME
Purchased these 25 years ago when we lived in a condo in MA that had sliding glass doors to a balcony. We heated by electric and, even tho we had heavy lined drapes across the sliding glass doors, the living room was always cold and electric bill high in the winter. We purchased these curtains for the sliding glass doors and our electric bill decreased dramatically. These curtains kept the cold out and the heat in so well that we purchased them for the bedroom windows for the winter. Now we live in Florida and our lanai has screens and sliding vinyl windows with vertical white plastic blinds, which are hard to keep clean and only block out some of the cold in the winter. We have 2 electric heaters that we put out on the lanai in the winter, which take some of the chill out. My husband remembered these curtains and how well they worked previously, so we removed the vertical blinds and in September, we will put these solar curtains up on the lanai to see if they will work as well as they did 25 years ago.
Jun 15, 2014
Works great, could be better
We use these reflective curtains behind other curtains, so looks are not really an issue. They really do work to make it comfortable to be in an otherwise too hot or too cold room. Only wish they were more cat claw proof and that they did not cling to the window when condensation occurs.
Apr 08, 2014
Solar Curtains
I use the Solar curtains in my South facing windows in Arizona. This is my third pair and they keep the bedroom so much cooler. I am going to order more for my living room East facing windows. I would recommend them to any one who wants to keep their rooms cooler in the HOT summer here in Arizona.
Apr 02, 2014
Solar Curtain
This is the second pair I have ordered. I had the first pair for years and it really helps keep the heat out of my bedroom in Tucson, AZ.
Mar 29, 2014
Solar Curtains
I have used these Solar Curtains for years and they have lasted for years. I love them. They do exactly as they are advertised.
Mar 03, 2014
Solar Curtains
I have used the Solar curtains for years.I am in need of another set for an upstairs bedroom that faces south. Regular curtains let in too much heat making room difficult to cool and Solar Curtains keep the heat out!!
Dec 21, 2013
Works well enough
Works well keeping heat out. I used it under existing curtains on a tension rod. Says face shiny side out to keep heat out, but BOTH sides are shiny. They need to mark which is the shiny side.
Oct 25, 2013
Really Works
Great idea,really works. Lived in a mobile home with floor to ceiling windows in a front living room and they kept that room much cooler. Last summer I used them in my office and it was much cooler than last year when I didn't have them. Really works to keep the room cooler in summer. Haven't used them yet in winter to keep the heat in! Have to agree, not attractive like cloth curtains and the folds do not fall out. But these things are not important to me. If they are for you, why not use them on a double rod under cloth curtains. As for flimsy, I mean they are thin and you should be gentle with them, but they don't rip and tear.
Oct 05, 2013
I will not buy it again...
The picture in the magazine does not display the item as it s at all. It is very thin with creases. Doesn't give privacy, you can see through clearly both ways.
Aug 01, 2013
Reflects Heat Away Great
I have a decorative window over my front door that allows alot of heat and sun in the summer. This cut that heat and sunlight down considerably although it isn't very attractive. The product came folded and you can see the folds, it should be rolled instead.
Jul 01, 2013
Keeps the heat out!
I use this in my bedroom on the sliding glass door and it dramatically reduces the heat that comes in so I don't need to use the a/c as much. It works a lot better if you use painters tape to tape it to the window instead of just hanging it. They disentigrate after about a year but for the price it is totally worth it. I also stapled one up into my skylight. They're not the most attractive things but if they're behind a curtain you won't notice anyway. I have been buying these for about 6 years now and will continue to do so!
Jun 18, 2013
These Solar Curtains Work !
these work ! i bought more for my daughters house. she loves how much cooler it is in her house now, her big kitchen bay window let in alot of heat, thanks to using the solsr panels its way cooler now ! love this product , highly recomend to everyone.
Jun 11, 2013
They work
I have to admit but they really seem to work. Couldn't tell which side was the sunny side but I guess I got it right. Just got them up this morning and today is very hot and sunny.
May 01, 2013
I love these!
I wasn't too sure about these curtains, but once I tried them, I loved them. My bedroom gets blasted by the afternoon sun. I put them behind the blinds. You can still see out of them, which made them great for my son whose living room was in the direct sun. I replace them about every 2 years because they tend to get crumpled, but that's okay, since they are so reasonably priced. They work great.
Apr 09, 2013
These are Great -
I live in Arizona and have used these for several years. I replace mine about every 2 years as the 100+ degree heat is very hard on them. I'm glad I found them. They fit under the drapes and allow light in, but really do diminish the amount of heat coming in through the windows.
Apr 06, 2013
Positively wonderful!
I have begun with the two windows that I used to have to place cardboard and black out curtains because of the intense sun. I coulnd't believe just draping the film over a rod (didn't have a skinny enough one) that it was an instant fix. I don't know how it will hold out over the summer - but when we're in the 100's for weeks - I could care less if I can go longer without the AC on. I've read that some have shredded because of the sun. So what! At this price, I can replace yearly meanwhile saving hundreds of AC bills. Have to order more.
Mar 19, 2013
I like the fact they work.
THey kept the cold air out right away. I put them to sliding glass door.
Mar 04, 2013
Keeps glaring sun out.
Works as advertised!
Oct 14, 2012
Wow this works great!!
It works great will buy more.
Sep 18, 2012
Solar Curtain
tnese are great.
Sep 08, 2012
The solar curtains is just what I needed
Easy to use and hang
Sep 02, 2012
Flimsy - Breaks Down Easily
Ordered before Summer. Installed on top of blinds, one of which was open slightly. Curtain fell apart in slices where the sun came through the blind.
Aug 02, 2012
this item works
I have used this item in the past and I didn't buy enough for all my windows.
Jun 28, 2012
They really work!
We live in the high desert in California and our bedroom and living room face south and the heat in the summer is unbearable. I ordered these curtains and they block the heat almost 20 degrees less than what it is outside. The sun hits those windows so strongly that the curtains last about a year. I keep buying them because they really work and because they are so affordable. As long as they keep making them I'll keep buying. I use them under my thermal drapes and I also tape them to my windows as another reviewer does. They don't face the street so I'm not worried how they look from the outside.
Jun 04, 2012
it is a solar cure to cut down on heat
large glass double doors facing south west, killer afternoon sun, ordered one set from **, works great another set from harriet carter not here yet, easy to see out in day but need a porch light to see out at night, no one can see in day or night. love them, yes flimsy but work great.
Jan 26, 2012
I ordered 8 and am going to order 8 more
I love these curtains, it made the area around the windows 8 degrees warmer. I couldn't believe it. I would suggest these to anyone.
Nov 09, 2011
Good product.
I use them for large living room windows. Had to tape them to the window,but they really help to keep my heating bills down.
Oct 14, 2011
I would highly recommend this curtain
This will really help to keep the house cooler on the next 105 degree day we have. Even though the material is flimsy, others were priced at 61.00 each, so these are well worth the price. Again, would highly recommend these curtains!!
Sep 23, 2011
Good job.
These curtains were a real asset. They do work. I could not believe how well they held out the heat this summer and the cold last winter!!! I hadn't budgeted for new windows last year so I was looking for something to make my home more energy efficient. The proof was in the utility bills. They are not the most attractive things in the world and they left the rooms dark. You can only see out of them if you look VERY hard!! I'm not sure how long these would hold up. I've had them one year, they could probably go another but I did get new windows!! The darkness was an issue for me.
Sep 17, 2011
An Amazing Difference!
I bought two sets of these curtains for my bedroom and my mother's. We live in Arizona, and the afternoon sun in summer is a killer. After putting these up in the windows, we both noticed a significant difference in the ambient temperature of our rooms, both day and night. We have had them about three years now, and we are very satisfied.
Aug 31, 2011
effective energy saver
to cut the heat down and save energy
Aug 28, 2011
I have bought this product again and aga
Flimsy, but effective. They did the job on lowering my bill. Bought some for my children for their homes. We love them.
Aug 22, 2011
My second time buying these curtains.
I had to buy three panels to cover a picture window in my living room. It's my biggest problem with the Texas heat. I bought them about two years ago and thanks to a very energetic dog who barks at visitors, they were torn. My first experience with them showed I lowered my electric bill about $20 per month which paid for them after the first two months. They're well worth the money.
Aug 10, 2011
Great Product
I bought the solar curtains specifically for the "cathedral window" on the landing between the two floors of my house. We were having a heat wave and it was hard to breathe out there. My son put them up at night and we could tell the BIG difference already the next morning. Because the curtains are a little long for the window, but only a little, I'm going to get some small weights and glue them to the bottom to keep the curtains where they belong. Being of very light material, they "fly" every time someone goes by. That is my only complaint - they are very flimsy and I'm afraid to handle them for fear I'll tear them. Other than that, I love them!
Aug 07, 2011
Finally - Florida Isn't Soooo Hot!!!
In Florida the temperature is in the 90s (100s with the humidity) so we weren't too sure this would help. far so good!!! We are experiencing a much cooler room (the room has all windows) and hopefully our air conditioner won't have to work as hard.
Aug 05, 2011
screen coolers
My roommate used to pour sweat in the apt. she is renting from me. Now she is nice and comfortable.
Jul 29, 2011
I like everything from harriet Carter
These curtains really made a difference in my rooms, by keeping heat out
Jul 29, 2011
Definitely Feels Cooler With Them
These are not the prettiest drapes in the world, but they do keep heat from the sun from getting into the house through the windows. One day I had occasion to put my hand behind one to adjust the window blinds, and the temperature felt noticeably hotter than the ambient temperature of the room. This was heat that was not getting any further into the house. I have three stories of a townhouse facing in a southeast direction, so the sun in the summertime is punishing. It is now late July 2011. I can sleep on the third story comfortably, and my Kwh usage (all electric house) is lower than over the same time last year. As long as my homeowner's association doesn't ding me on aesthetics - because the edges of the curtains are visible from the street - I will leave them up. I have already recommended them to my neighbors. One curtain (in an order of 13) was a problem. It was hard to unfold. The insides felt like they were glued together. I carefully pulled it apart to open it, and the silvery coating came off the parts of it that were stuck to each other. If anyone is hesitating over ordering , I would say this: it's a cheap experiment. I expect that by the time summer is over, I will have saved way more than the cost of the curtains on my electric bill, and been more comfortable in the process.
Jul 27, 2011
Love these!!
I just ordered my second pair of these curtains. I use them in our master bedroom where the afternoon sun just bakes the room. With these curtains up our bedroom is soooo much cooler in the summer. I have not used them in the winter. My neighbor showed us hers and just raved about how well they worked so we tried them and WOW! They aren't the prettiest but who cares when your trying to beat the summer heat!
Jul 22, 2011
solar curtain
they melted on window, and when i tried to clear them away, they disintegrated in glitter-like pieces that were difficult to clean up even with a vaccum
Jul 20, 2011
I have bought this again and referrred
No sun No glare No heat And I can still see out
Jul 05, 2011
I would buy this product again and again
I bought them for my daughter for her bedroom windows. She said can really tell the difference in the heat. Works great.
Jun 25, 2011
It really works good
I use this product to help keep our apartment cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. They are easy to hang and durable. I would not be without them in the summer months.
Jun 20, 2011
This is a great energy saver
These last for years if properly cared for. Very durable and fit behind the blinds on extension rods. However, could be taped up to hang.
May 12, 2011
Great Curtains
This product is great! It does what it says it does. We have a full sun window in the afternoon and these curtains have done a fantastic job of keeping the heat and most light out. Yes, you can see through them so do not do what the 2 star guy did unless you really want people to see your junk. LOL! The not so great is they are really freaking thin and the silvery application scrapes off easily.
Apr 29, 2011
Great Substitute For Window Tint
These are without a doubt the best answer for the Florida heat pouring through my windows. It wasn't the light near as much as the heat just POUNDING into my apartment every day. I live in an apartment complex that won't allow me to tint my windows, and more expensive "solar curtains" just didn't work. I could feel the heat through the cloth. Not even 10 minutes after hanging these, I could feel the temperature dropping in the room. They are ugly, but with blinds in my windows, you can't see them from the outside and I'm getting lighter weight curtains to hang over them on the inside. Plus, they are so light, the slightest draft blows them around, so the curtains will help keep them in place. I will DEFINITELY be buying more...extras for me and gifts for others.
Apr 26, 2011
Will buy again
Bought these several years ago and they really worked in the summer. Helped keep heat in during winter. Wore them out. Must be sure you have the correct side to the street. People have knocked on my door to find out where I got my "aluminum curtains"!
Apr 24, 2011
This is a great item.
I looked for this product for weeks then got your catalog. Thanks.
Mar 16, 2011
solar curtains
these curtains are great for a sun fill rooms, they keep the sun out and the room cool on those hot hot days while letting you view the outside
Feb 13, 2011
solar curtain
I was hoping against hope that this product would live up the advertisement; it does, but only to a point (it does keep the sun out). There is no privacy as anyone and everyone can see through them; I know because I tested it myself. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Dec 21, 2010
Winter use
We have northern exposure bedroom triple width windows, and in the winter the double pane windows get quite cold. We use the solar curtain energy savers under our vertical blinds and they minimize sun, block wind and cold, and insulate the window so we didn't have to change the window treatment (vertical blinds). A good buy - we bought them last year, and were able to fold and reuse them again this winter.
Dec 17, 2010
I stand behind these curtains.
I work midnights and it really helps keep it dark inside. It also helps with the A/C in the Florida heat. My electric bill has been lower since I started using them. Reflects the sun.
Dec 05, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
Easy to Install
I have a bedroom window that the sun hits most of the day. As soon as I hung this product the room cooled off for the first time. It is not pretty,, but it works.
Oct 29, 2010
15 years and still working
Bought a set 15 years ago and since they are behind my regular window coverings, they STILL keep the hot and cold out.
Oct 14, 2010
Sum Help
I wrote the last review just from looking at the product. Now that I have them in my windows my opinion has changed. For the price the should last for a while. I would think. But, right out os the bag they are messed up. Maybe if they were rolled instead of folded. It makes my room very dark. It does keep the heat out.
Oct 10, 2010
solar curtain
I bought these curtains because the sun shines directly into my living room window. It gets very warm even with the air conditioner on. Since hanging the solar curtains there is a HUGE difference. I like the fact that I can look out and no one can see in. A bit pricey (I think)but I like. It does what I wanted it to.
Item Number Product Description Availability
1231 Solar Curtain
63 in. long x 30 in. wide
In Stock
1232 Solar Curtain In Stock
5226 Solar Curtain
63 in. long x 36 in. wide
In Stock
5227 Solar Curtain
81 in. long x 36 in. wide
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