With the volume of folks who will be showing up here soon wondering if their "seasoned oak" they bought will be ready to burn this year, and I'm way ahead on wood, I've been toying with the idea of a convenient solar kiln. Saw a nice clean freshly blown over red oak today while riding the quad - nice sized 16-18DBH tree has been bucked to get it off the roadway. Leaves are brown with a touch of green tint so it's effectively GREEN. I'll do some weighing(maybe even oven bake a few hunks) and take some resistance readings to get baseline moisture content for future reference. My thoughts are stacking the wood as a face cord like most would already have and then building a wrap of either poly or the old pool cover tarp I have up in the garage. I might splurge on a piece of the clear polycarbonate for the "tin" roof. I have some galvanized pipe laying around that should work well for corners and use some ripped PVC to attach the tarp/poly. I know everyone will be against covering the wood but I'm planning on passive circulation for now, maybe a solar roof vent fan with a tarp at the base to prevent ground moisture from evaporating. I have access to a psychrometer to do occasional measurements on the heat/humidity. Any ideas thoughts or input from other folks experience with this would be appreciated.