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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!
175 16 Welcome!
by SolarInterested
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!
3995 468 pwm controller vs Arduino
by stmbtwle
Forum Chat - Suggestions for Content, etc.
Use this forum to suggest any organization, content and features for the forum site.
244 20 A detailed guide with all the...
by KevinH
Please post any interesting solar related links (that are not advertising and conform to our links policy) here!
210 39 MIT Researchers Develop A New...
by stmbtwle
     Getting Started With Solar
Solar Basics 101
The very basics of solar.
291 35 Battery Bank Configurations
by Rick H Parker
Getting Started with Solar
First steps and help getting started with your first solar projects.
406 49 Powering a computer without a...
by stmbtwle
     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!
6002 195 Don C's new 2x16 Zero-Pass Co...
by gbwillson
     Solar Collector Types
Solar Hot Air Collectors
Topics related to solar hot air collectors.
3793 209 screen collector question, ha...
by gbwillson
Solar Liquid (Hydronic) Collectors
Topics related to liquid (hydronic) solar collectors
1294 111 New "Aretha" project
by stmbtwle
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!
659 71 Rcommendations for -48v - 60a...
by Rick H Parker
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.
422 47 Swimming Pool As Solar Therma...
by Nessie
Solar Heat Distribution
Methods for distributing solar collected heat to your living space.
120 18 Radiant Wall
by Minsc
     DIY Solar Experimentation and Performance
DIY Solar Experimentation & Performance
Discussion of experimentation, side by side testing and performance expectations of various collector designs.
1445 96 Thermopane vs Single pane
by gbwillson
     Construction Corner
Overall System Design
Topics related to overall system design.
726 75 Charity Small Solar System
by Rick H Parker
Construction and Parts
Construction techniques, parts (glazing, pumps, blowers, differential controllers, etc.)
864 110 Do I have enough panels to po...
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.
122 21 Electrify your bike
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.
276 27 Solar Greenhouses Generate El...
by KevinH
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.
31 3 My sunspace
by gregkn73
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.
124 10 Broken Apple Tree Seedling
by Gordy

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