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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!
112 10 Posting for Best Results
Jan 20 by gbwillson
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!
2230 248 comfort level underfloor heat...
23 hours ago by cwwilson721
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
175 13 Following forum on 2 computer...
Yesterday at 10:19 by cwwilson721
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
123 19 Arduino tutorials and related...
Jan 28 by stmbtwle
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
148 9 Interactive tilt optimiser
Dec 9, 2014 by paulstef
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
134 14 Typical Progression of Adding...
Dec 26, 2014 by hhampster
     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!
3123 121 Dual Screen Duct Collector
9 hours ago by Garage_Hermit
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
2653 125 Panel Performance on cold day...
5 hours ago by paulstef
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
873 71 Multiple Parallel Flow Serpen...
Jan 29 by SolarInterested
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!
168 20 Solar Electric (PV) Systems
Jan 30 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.
100 4 Hybrid Collector for a Vertic...
9 hours ago by mattie
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
342 38 heat capacity 15 times more t...
17 hours ago by Garage_Hermit
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.
1075 73 ARETHA type collector compare...
Jan 23 by stmbtwle
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
218 42 Trench Distance for Solar Hot...
Jan 16 by stmbtwle
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
644 85 Flexible Copper Plumbing Stic...
15 hours ago by stmbtwle
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.
95 13 Use suit coat or winter coat ...
Jan 26 by solardan1959
     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.
211 20 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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