solar

  1. B

    Help needed with DIY solar kiln control (FAN, etc) for drying wood

    Hi, I could use some help and suggestions on how to best operate a homemade solar kiln to dry firewood. The kiln has insulated bottom, top, back and sides. The front is clear plastic to allow sunlight to enter and heat the black interior. Split firewood is placed on wire shelves and a small...
  2. A

    Starting with a clean sheet!

    Hi everyone This is my first post to the forum so be gentle with me! I am in the enviable position of planning a new house on farm land that I bought several years ago. I want to make sure I get it right because this is a one shot deal. It will be a pretty large house 6500 sq ft +/- over 3...
  3. woodgeek

    In case you were wondering, solar PV is now a net good for the earth...

    Apologies for a slightly technical and wonky post about a recent paper I came across.... It addresses a major solar 'naysayer' issue....the (supposed) low EROEI of solar PV, and its (supposed) resulting inability to support modern civilization. Many here have a current or former 'energy...
  4. M

    Need a fp insert with a blower that's solar friendly

    Hi all. New to the forum. I've been trying to find information online and haven't been successful so wanted to see if anyone here as some input: We are in the process of installing solar in our home and replacing our old mid-70's Buck Stove due to age, inefficiency and the back of it buckling...