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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
Welcome!
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74 8 Welcome!
Nov 3 by solardan1959
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!
1896 218 domestic scale- solar pv vs w...
15 hours ago by mattie
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
Links
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
74 14 Tools and Calculators (for us...
Oct 31 by mattie
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
147 8 I Urgently Need Help!
Yesterday at 02:23 by dejavu84
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
128 14 Having Trouble Getting Starte...
8 hours ago 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!
2819 108 Bill's Manitoba corrugated me...
12 hours ago by Bill
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
2077 102 Hello and thanks
a minute ago by peterdewolf
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
760 63 Solar collector
8 hours ago by netttech
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.
74 4 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
just now by Garage_Hermit
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
322 37 how do you do a stress analys...
Nov 21 by jamieF
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
63 12 Hybrid Heat Exchanger for Sol...
Nov 2 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.
982 72 12, 24v or 48v?
20 hours ago by patrickp
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
190 38 Hand-operated Pumps...
Nov 22 by Garage_Hermit
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
581 80 insulated vs no insulation
Nov 23 by netttech
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
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
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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