Even if you are a do it yourself solar guru, at sometime you’ll come across something that you’d like another opinion on. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best solar energy forums that I could find online. As of today, all of the sites are very active and are comprised of many solar experts who are eager to assist members with answers to complex questions. I am a member of almost all of them so if you come by Megahertz38, that’s me! 🙂 The list is in no particular order and they are all worth a visit and you never know, one of them could save your project!
Solar Panel Talk – Very useful site with a focus on whole home solar installations. Many knowledgeable, veteran solar industry members. There are typically a couple hundred people on the site at any given time. Conversations here are usually pretty technical in nature.
Green Forum – This website has a portion about renewable energy but also topics about green building, education and jobs. Currently, there are over 3000 users.
Simply Solar – This is a pretty new forum that was created out of a Yahoo solar DIY group. Several members and the guy who runs it are experienced solar do it yourselfers.
EcoRenovator – Headings at this site include things like renovations, solar and wind energy. Has over five thousand members. And 200 very active ones.
Homesteading Today – Contains over 4 million posts and almost 40,000 members. Sections range from alternative energy to gardening.
Green Building Adviser – Complete source for building, designing and remodeling green homes. The link takes you to the questions and answers portion of the site.
Greener People – Not a super technical forum but has energy, building and green products topics.
Online Conversion – This is a great resource for anything related to converting units of energy. If you have a math or conversion problem, this is definitely the place for answers.
Field Lines | Other Power – Hyro, solar and wind are just three of the major discussion topics on this extensive board.
So there’s my 10 best solar forums / discussion boards list. Did I miss a really good one? Please let me know!