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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
Thanks for visiting! Please click here for posting guidelines and to learn what Simply Solar is all about!
97 9 Welcome!
March 2 by NRG-Maverick
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!
2299 264 FLIR for the masses
March 27 by gbwillson
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
190 14 Jbsdai
March 18 by SolarInterested
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
110 20 Clear solar cells
March 16 by NYNick
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
154 10 First things first
Feb 24 by SolarInterested
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
137 15 Newby Question
March 22 by solardan1959
     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!
3614 134 DeanP's Solar Hydronic Build
8 hours ago by Garage_Hermit
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
2953 140 Haze build up on polycarbonat...
March 30 by SolarInterested
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
962 80 CPVC / Aluminum Solar Hot Wat...
March 29 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!
223 26 Is this a smarter way to heat...
March 28 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.
117 4 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
March 31 by stmbtwle
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
344 38 heat capacity 15 times more t...
Feb 24 by stmbtwle
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
67 13 Bimetal air diverter
Dec 13, 2014 by panalessolareschile
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1117 74 ARETHA type collector compare...
March 28 by stmbtwle
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
250 46 I want to build a solar syete...
March 4 by stmbtwle
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
701 90 Polycarbonate Glazing UV Prot...
March 30 by SolarInterested
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.
58 13 Easy Pipe and Tube Insulation
Feb 12 by gbwillson
     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.
223 21 Hoop House Greenhouse with GE...
Jan 21 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.
89 4 Compost Heat Generator
Jan 8 by Philo

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