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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
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51 8 Welcome!
Aug 11 by netttech
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!
1,680 185 The Dinosaur
Yesterday at 07:26 by gbwillson
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
171 13 Solar Water Collector Questio...
July 31 by cwwilson721
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
70 14 Where to Insulate in a Home.....
Aug 12 by stmbtwle
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
96 7 Solar Basics 101
July 30 by stmbtwle
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
115 13 How Much Can I Save With Sola...
Aug 22 by diy solar
     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!
2,266 85 Ready, Set …One last check!
Aug 21 by gbwillson
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
1,656 87 The Zero Pass Hot Air Collect...
Aug 25 by dingman
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
678 53 CPVC / Aluminum Solar Hot Wat...
Aug 23 by sheilagonzalez
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!
133 15 Solar powered low pressure "...
July 31 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.
17 3 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
May 29 by Garage_Hermit
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
258 27 U-tube vs. bulkhead on storag...
Aug 22 by Garage_Hermit
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
48 10 radiant floor question
May 18 by Garage_Hermit
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
757 56 New dedicated boxes only for ...
8 hours ago by solardan1959
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
157 30 Estimating Soil Texture
Aug 5 by Garage_Hermit
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
505 72 Long collectors using metal s...
Aug 26 by solardan1959
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.
42 10 Free insulation!
Aug 22 by stmbtwle
     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.
191 17 Concerning Heat Transfer Thro...
Aug 5 by Garage_Hermit
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.
83 3 Compost Heat Generator
April 29 by mattie

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