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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
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108 9 Welcome!
May 3 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!
2431 281 Blue polytarp may not be enou...
May 23 by jawbone
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
195 14 Any interest in an irc chatro...
April 17 by jamieF
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
110 20 Clear solar cells
March 16 by NYNick
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
167 15 Size of solar panel needed
May 22 by stmbtwle
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
159 19 Build solar panels or buy?
May 19 by Clay_Ton
     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!
3748 137 Solar Panel to power fan
13 hours ago by stmbtwle
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3004 147 Aluminum Downspout Hot Air So...
Yesterday at 06:06 by Garage_Hermit
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
976 82 CPVC / Aluminum Solar Hot Wat...
5 hours ago by GMac
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!
226 27 Does the solar system need ba...
April 26 by budgetprepp-n
Solar Collector Hybrids (Air and Liquid in one panel)
A forum for discussion of hybrid air and liquid panels, combined in one collector box.
121 5 Combined air/water collector
April 3 by SolarInterested
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
344 38 heat capacity 15 times more t...
Feb 24 by stmbtwle
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.
1149 76 ARETHA type collector compare...
May 18 by stmbtwle
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
274 48 Drain back system design with...
May 22 by stmbtwle
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
720 92 Wire in Collector - Off-Gas?
May 22 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.
74 14 Using the Solar Radiation Tab...
April 9 by Garage_Hermit
     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.
237 22 Transferring air from greenho...
May 23 by stmbtwle
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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