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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
Welcome!
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42 8 Welcome!
April 9 by KenD
News
Community News & Announcements
15 3 Simply Solar Forum Created - ...
March 30 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!
1,530 165 What would you make with this...
4 hours ago by stmbtwle
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
150 12 Any interest in an irc chatro...
March 28 by cwwilson721
Links
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
63 11 DIY Wind turbines
5 hours ago by stmbtwle
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
87 6 Please explain "Harvest Effic...
April 7 by stmbtwle
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
57 9 Battery Question Please
April 9 by stmbtwle
     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!
2,162 78 spout and screen
13 hours ago by branch manager
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
1,518 81 Double Layer Screen Solar Hot...
April 14 by joebehr
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
615 49 Black rolled roofing as a col...
Yesterday at 08:21 by KevinH
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!
121 12 Solar Electric (PV) Systems
March 10 by Idaho Tom
Solar Collector Hybrids (Air and Liquid in one panel)
A forum for discussion of hybrid air and liquid panels, combined in one collector box.
10 2 Combination Air and Liquid Hy...
April 7 by KenD
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
228 24 Heat storage for solar air he...
March 27 by mattie
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
43 10 radiant floor question
March 21 by solardan1959
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
518 47 Testing of Cinefoil Photograp...
2 hours ago by Idaho Tom
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
68 23 Combination Collector?
March 24 by netttech
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
456 67 Temperature sensors and data ...
April 9 by KenD
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.
32 8 Cutting Corrugated PVC -- sim...
April 9 by KenD
     Greenhouses, Sunspaces and Gardening
Greenhouses
Greenhouses are of course great solar collectors by default. They can be enhanced even more through effective thermal storage and additional collector area.
159 14 Energy efficient greenhouse l...
April 17 by mattie
Sunspaces
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.
20 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.
82 3 Compost Heat Generator
April 18 by gbwillson


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