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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!
121 10 Thank you
by stmbtwle
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!
2916 356 how can we use a fresnel lens...
by stmbtwle
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
236 19 Attracting More Simply Solar ...
by Michael34
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
129 23 Links Guidelines
by ctnguyen98
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
205 27 Solar PV calculators/software...
by FloridaSolarDesignGroup
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
199 26 Is Solar Really Worthwhile?
by BrightastheSun
     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!
4730 173 Don C's new 2x16 Zero-Pass Co...
by gbwillson
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3357 178 Sealant failure between sheet...
by mclark999
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1178 98 Solar Hot Water for Weed Cont...
by Old McDonald
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!
371 44 Solar Thermal calculators/sof...
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.
132 5 hybrid PV/hot water
by netttech
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
380 42 building a scalable heatbank
by stmbtwle
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
97 16 Backup fan placement ideas
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.
1250 84 Reflector pictures
by netttech
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
463 63 New guy with a pool heat ques...
by mhinton70
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
826 103 New style hydronic fins
by SolarInterested
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.
102 18 Easy Pipe and Tube Insulation
by gbwillson
     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.
248 24 Arid land greenhouse
by Old McDonald
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.
19 2 Mini-Greenhouse Design
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.
99 6 Water, Water
by Old McDonald

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