If you, like me, enjoy building things, or perhaps just want to understand them better, you’ll love BuildItSolar.com.
This amazing site contains a wealth of information for those interested in practical applications of solar energy.
The author, Gary Reysa, lives in a challenging solar environment – Bozeman Montana. Anyone who can make solar work there has to be doing something right!
He’s got the site organized so that you can walk through the process, from getting started, to complete project descriptions and lists of references.
If you’re looking for a specific type of solar project, start at this link of solar projects. He’s got them neatly organized into categories, from energy conservation, to solar thermal and solar electric. There are also sections on solar cooking and bio-fuel. Each section is broken down into sub-sections, where you can find projects like pool heating and greenhouses.