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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!
145 12 Welcome!
by Flyin6
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!
3381 417 Solar collectors use with hot...
by Rick H Parker
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
240 19 Attracting More Simply Solar ...
by Bert
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
191 34 Solar panel efficiency
by SolarInterested
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
216 29 Solar PV calculators/software...
by meyerghaity
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
240 34 DC heater for avocado trees
by Rick H Parker
     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!
5594 192 An Englishman's First Foray
by Gordy
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3627 197 Zero-Pass questions / ideas
by dbc
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1226 104 Coroplast Collectors
by Bill-E
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!
441 55 Battery Hazards and Safety (M...
by woodwaterwheel
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.
419 47 Permitting/inspection?
by Rick H Parker
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
119 18 Radiator in air duct?
by Rick H Parker
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1368 89 4-Way Reflective Test
by dbc
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
502 67 Solar heat to prevent water s...
by Flyin6
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
844 108 Aluminium Insect Mesh
by Onoff
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.
118 19 How to use a snap switch with...
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.
249 25 Walapini thermal water storag...
by Joseph
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.
117 8 Garage lighting needs help - ...
by solardan1959

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