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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
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88 10 First Solar project FAIL
38 minutes ago by NYNick
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!
2040 234 A New Idea for Solar Screen H...
3 hours ago by VANNOZZI
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
172 13 solar fishing boats in India
Nov 10 by sofiajoe
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
87 15 Thermal selective coating
Dec 18 by KevinH
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
148 9 Interactive tilt optimiser
Dec 9 by paulstef
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
130 14 Having Trouble Getting Starte...
Nov 28 by gbwillson
     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!
2865 111 Denver double screen active c...
Dec 19 by stmbtwle
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
2350 112 Hot air downspout collector, ...
30 minutes ago by Seatec
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
863 69 Water temperature gauges?
Yesterday at 21:00 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!
150 18 Can I Combine These Trackers?
Nov 18 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.
93 4 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
Dec 11 by ChrisJ
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
329 37 275 gallon plastic totes
9 hours ago by Gray Edwards
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
67 13 Bimetal air diverter
Dec 13 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.
1005 73 Airflow optimisation through ...
Dec 16 by gbwillson
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
197 41 NABCEP certified Solar Heatin...
Yesterday at 09:19 by solardan1959
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
599 81 How do I choose a pump (and w...
Dec 17 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.
81 11 How To Bend Rigid PVC Drain ...
Nov 8 by sparky
     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.
194 18 Greenhouse Ventilation
Dec 5 by mattie
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.
87 4 Building a Ferrocement Water ...
Nov 4 by gaiatechnician

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