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     Welcome, News, Guidelines and Chat
Welcome!
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124 11 Don't Know Squat
by billdad
News
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!
3130 388 I need feedback validation of...
by Evilroyslade
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
Links
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
169 29 Durable Solar Cooker
by solardan1959
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
206 27 Solar PV calculators/software...
by halayman
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
203 27 Is Solar Really Worthwhile?
by terrybarnes
     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!
5159 185 Bert's Zero Pass - Solar Heat...
by Bert
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3522 192 Pushing or Pulling Air ?
by Gordy
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1199 101 Solar collector
by Gordy
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!
414 49 A step closer to "plug in" PV
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.
133 5 Combination Air and Liquid Hy...
by johnd123
     Solar Thermal Storage and Distribution
Solar Thermal Storage
Methods for storing heat.
398 45 Storage tanks
by Homer
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
105 17 Wall mounted radiators
by randyb
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1263 85 ANALYSIS OF HIGH EFFICIENCY S...
by Old McDonald
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
484 66 Solar light concentrator usin...
by shanec
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
839 106 Cheap Polyiso Insulation
by gbwillson
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
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
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.
110 7 Warm Fall
by GOM


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