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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
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117 9 Welcome!
Jan 14 by gbwillson
Community News & Announcements
15 3 Simply Solar Forum Created - ...
March 30, 2014 by gbwillson
General Discussion and Chat Page
This is the place to ask your questions and for general discussion of topics not specific to the other forum categories. Got a question, a brainstorm or something interesting to share? Please use this forum, click New Topic and post it here!
2845 347 black plastic material
7 hours ago by Silverback
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
214 18 temperature on a cpc collecto...
Jan 3 by amantino88
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
128 23 MIT material stores solar ene...
Jan 18 by sundug
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
183 19 DIY panel project
Nov 10, 2015 by oden08
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
175 23 propylene glycol ok in epdm t...
Jan 29 by Gordon Calder
     Member Projects - Please use a topic title that includes your name and brief description.
Member Projects!
Everyone is encouraged to post descriptions and pictures of all your projects here!
4467 166 Richard' first solar air heat...
3 hours ago by mocars2
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3253 171 Fan for a ZP
Feb 4 by mranum
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
Jan 22 by stmbtwle
Solar Electric (PV) Collectors and Systems
The emphasis of this site is solar thermal heating systems. Solar space heating and hot water systems best lend themselves to DIY as they are the easiest to build, have a quick payback and are the safest, but our site wouldn't be complete without a place for PV enthusiasts too!
347 39 Nevada kills it's solar indus...
Jan 6 by stmbtwle
Solar Collector Hybrids (Air and Liquid in one panel)
A forum for discussion of hybrid air and liquid panels, combined in one collector box.
132 5 hybrid PV/hot water
Feb 1 by netttech
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
367 40 Importance of tank aspect rat...
Jan 11 by sublimesun
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
97 16 Backup fan placement ideas
Oct 26, 2015 by stmbtwle
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1216 80 Passive Reflectors for Heatin...
Jan 20 by KevinH
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
415 58 4 panels on a 20 amp
17 hours ago by stmbtwle
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
763 99 Flat Black Paint and Temperat...
3 hours ago by Garage_Hermit
Quick Tips
Everything from how to run your wiring inside your ductwork, a trick you learned on cutting insulation, painting, etc. In other words, how to do something better, as well as tips on how NOT to do something. We've all made mistakes and learned a better, faster or safer way to build our collectors. These should not be long, drawn out explanations, but little nuggets to share with others.
101 18 Snap Switch Circuit Additions
Jan 21 by KevinH
     Greenhouses, Sunspaces and Gardening
Greenhouses are of course great solar collectors by default. They can be enhanced even more through effective thermal storage and additional collector area.
238 24 Deep Winter Greenhouse
Jan 8 by KevinH
Sunspaces are an excellent approach to capturing the Sun's free heat and provide more living space too! Please post any specific builds in the Member Projects section, but all general discussion of Sunspaces is welcome here.
19 2 Mini-Greenhouse Design
Dec 16, 2013 by Garage_Hermit
Gardening, Hydroponics and Aquaponics
Solar can be incorporated into your garden for higher yields and a longer growing season. Inside a greenhouse or out, whether simply heating your soil with underground pex or more exotic approaches to raise plants and animals, here is the place to brainstorm solar gardening, hydroponics and aquaponics.
96 5 So-called French Inensive Met...
Jan 29 by Garage_Hermit

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