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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
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113 9 Welcome!
June 7 by Garage_Hermit
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!
5 hours ago by Bert
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
212 17 Solar Panels in the Community
Nov 11 by jimfrom12
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
114 21 Links Guidelines
Oct 6 by SolarMM
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
184 19 DIY panel project
Nov 10 by oden08
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
172 23 UV water treatment in an unde...
Sept 2 by Garage_Hermit
     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!
4209 159 Richard' first solar air heat...
Yesterday at 15:15 by Jarel Design
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3144 160 Double layer Popcan/Downspout
Yesterday at 15:28 by JeremyCarlsten
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1015 86 CPVC / Aluminum Solar Hot Wat...
Oct 27 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!
333 37 Solar EV Tracker plans?
Nov 24 by Garage_Hermit
Solar Collector Hybrids (Air and Liquid in one panel)
A forum for discussion of hybrid air and liquid panels, combined in one collector box.
127 5 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
Nov 11 by Garage_Hermit
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
367 40 Is there a list of volumetric...
Sept 3 by Garage_Hermit
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
97 16 Backup fan placement ideas
Oct 26 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.
1211 78 Homemade bright led light
Nov 20 by colinmcc
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
338 55 Thinking Ahead about My Next ...
Nov 24 by Bert
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
748 97 12v powered power supply 12v ...
Nov 15 by Bert
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.
75 15 Soldering to Aluminum
Aug 23 by GOM
     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.
238 23 Arid land greenhouse
Sept 27 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.
91 4 Compost Heat Generator
Sept 30 by stmbtwle

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