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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!
177 16 Welcome!
by isakshisinghal
Community News & Announcements
15 3 Simply Solar Forum Created - ...
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!
4154 485 Cheap and easy automatic spee...
by stmbtwle
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
246 20 Place test posts here.
by SolarInterested
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
218 42 Pyranometers (solar meters)
by stmbtwle
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
367 37 Very new at this
by stmbtwle
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
409 50 Powering a computer without a...
by colinmcc
     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!
6199 202 Aluminum screen Loop to Loop ...
by dademac
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
4040 226 How to Calculate Optimal Flow...
by gbwillson
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1296 111 New "Aretha" project
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!
679 74 Samil / Solar River question
by jwgorman
Solar Collector Hybrids (Air and Liquid in one panel)
A forum for discussion of hybrid air and liquid panels, combined in one collector box.
133 5 Combination Air and Liquid Hy...
by johnd123
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
429 48 Are there any reasons I shoul...
by stmbtwle
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
120 18 Radiant Wall
by Minsc
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1472 97 At what low temperature do wi...
by KevinH
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
758 78 sub-optimal overhang
by rustythread
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
884 113 silicon o-ring cord for splin...
by rustythread
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.
122 21 Electrify your bike
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.
276 27 Solar Greenhouses Generate El...
by KevinH
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.
31 3 My sunspace
by gregkn73
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.
127 11 Aquaponics
by Old McDonald

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