solar green house

Preparation Day at the Solar Greenhouse

While we waited for the walls to dry, and the insulation to be installed, we filled the seed house cavity floor with gravel.

We selected some leftover angles at the steel scrap pile to build tables for the greenhouse. Also, we completed the full-scale drawings for the fabrication process.

It is all about the sun!

Don’t all greenhouses use the sun? Yes, but a solar greenhouse uses the sun’s energy for growing and to provide all of the greenhouse’s heating needs.

The solar greenhouse thermal mass wall has been upgraded with a ‘shiny blanket’.

A double reflective insulation barrier, installed on the inner side of the thermal mass wall, stops warm air from escaping through the wall’s cavity into the field. 

The ‘shiny blanket’, while protecting the greenhouse mild temperatures in the cold winter, gives the thermal mass wall’s cavity the new look of a ‘space ship secret cave.’