Nice! How does the moisture get out of the kiln? Let us know how it works out.
The wood under plastic heated by the sun burns great. The single row is enough wood to use when other stacks are hit by rain. It's nice having a few days supply of wood you can count on being dry. This season I'm adding another row . It's not a kiln but rather a nice ventilated stack warmed by the sun.very happy with this simple idea.
I found this article about solar kilns on here a couple of months ago: http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/info/pubs/Harvesting/CC Accelerated Seasoning of Firewood.pdf
My understanding is that the moisture will travel down the cool side (back) of the tent. I delivered a cord of green oak to a guy a few weeks ago and he had one of these set up south facing and he swore by how effective it was - he said the green oak I delivered would be ready by this December.
I will let you know how it goes...
So the moisture evaporates onto the tent and then drips down the back? Does none of the water drip back onto the wood at all? I'm thinking of setting something like this up.