Solar Greenhouses Communications

L. David Roper
roperld@vt.edu
http://www.roperld.com/personal/roperldavid.htm

  1. John Cruickshank of Going Concerns Unlimited (http://www.sunnyjohn.com), 2006
  2. Mark and Diana Steel, Floyd County VA: solar greenhouse built from used materials, visited in April 2008
  3. Yonatan Dov Strauch, Appalachian State University, MA thesis: Test of Technologies for Affordable Solar Greenhouses, August 2008.
  4. Gary Kaucher, Univ. of Missouri: passive solar greenhouse, July 2009
  5. John B. & Olive Thomas, Wilkes Co. NC: interested in building a small solar greenhouse, Sept 2009 (Took tour.)
  6. Omega Lane Farm has a new solar greenhouse that uses large cans of water against the back wall for storing heat energy. Visited in Oct 2009. (Pictures)Bill Fletcher, Christiansburg High School: interested in building a small solar greenhouse, Nov 2009 (Took tour.)
  7. Keith and Dane Elder, Floyd VA: interested in building a solar greenhouse, Sept 2010 & Feb 2013
  8. Michael Wong, Seattle WA: Small SHCS greenhouse and working on building a bigger one, Nov 2010 (Visited him in July 2011.)
  9. Patrick Donohoe, Virginia Tech & USGBC Green Schools Challenge, and teachers from the Glenvar Middle School in Roanoke VA: interested in building a solar greenhouse at Glenvar, Nov 2010 (Took tour.)
  10. Roger D. Clark, Angier NC: plans to build one in 2011, Dec 2010
  11. Paul Timmerman, Roanoke VA near Bent Mountain: plans to build a small one, Dec 2010; again Jan 2015
  12. Gene Wrzosek, Blacksburg VA, Jan 2011
  13. Teri Shehorn, Marion County Indiana, Feb 2011
  14. Carlo Patino-Davis, Valparaiso, Indiana YMCA, May 2011
  15. Konstantin Govtvyan, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, May 2011
  16. Ryan D. Huish, Hollins University, Roanoke VA, July 2011
  17. Ross Brown, Kentucky, July 2011 (Built a backyard solar greenhouse using SHCS.)
  18. Woody Crenshaw, Floyd VA, Aug 2011 (Took tour.)
  19. Alicia Reed, Charleston SC, Aug 2011
  20. Jon Hickam, western Colorado, Sept 2011
  21. Jim Clark, Georgetown County SC Nov 2011 (Building a 30'x40' SGH with SHCS on a rice plantation being converted to an organic farm.), Nov 2011
  22. Brad Howard, Mount Juliet TN (near Nashville) (Wants to build a 28'x'6' SGH with SHCS.), Nov 2011
  23. Bill Brainerd, New Mexico (Wants to build a SHCS SGH.), Feb 2012
  24. Robert Fievisohn (Building a SGH with glass glazing.), May 2012
  25. Mary Tucker (Wants to build an inexpensive solar greenhouse in Boone NC.), Jun 2012
  26. Tim Lundquist (Plans to build five 300' solar greenhouses in the Hudson Valley of NY.), Jun 2012
  27. John Ignosh, engineering student at JMU, Harrisonburg VA wants to do research on SGH, Jun 2012
  28. Jason Killiany, plans to build a SHCS solar greenhouse in Ohio, Oct 2012
  29. Bryan Smith is building a SHCS solar greenhouse in Idaho, Nov 2012
  30. Cam C. Fraser is building a SHCS solar greenhouse in Boulder CO, Nov 2012
  31. Clarence Whetten teaches classes about solar greenhouses in Lindon UT, Jan 2013
  32. Michael Szesze is planning to build a SHCS solar greenhouse in Smithsburg MD, Feb 2013
  33. Connie Ortberg, Carver MN, wants to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, Mar 2013
  34. Douglas Adamson, IN, wants to build a solar greenhouse on a small farm, Mar 2013
  35. Bruce Brittingham, Floyd Co. VA, wants to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, Mar 2013
  36. Rachel Jefferson, Kansas City KS, wants to grow food aquaponically in a solar greenhouse, Mar 2013
  37. Byron Kelly, http://redistributioncenter.org/ in Denver CO, plans to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, May 2013
  38. Ray Ward, plans to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, June 2013
  39. Matthew & Leah Marshquist plan to build a 600-ft^2 SHCS greenhouse in Ashland MA, July 2013
  40. Father Benedict of Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne WV plans to build a aquaponics solar greenhouse using SHCS, July 2013
  41. Dale K. Thurber of West Valley City UT is interested in building a solar greenhouse, July 2013
  42. Feliz Marti of Proven Technologies in Ridgeway CO wanted information about the SHCS system, July 2013
  43. Donna Girous in Maine wants to revive an existing pit greenhouse, July 2013
  44. Richard Schultz, a physician in southern Oregon, wants to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, Aug 2013
  45. Geoffrey Dell wants to build a SHCS solar greenhouse, Oct 2013
  46. Stephen Sherman is building a SHCS solar greenhouse, Oct 2013
  47. Tejinder Knera asked design questions about SHCS solar greenhouses, Oct 2013
  48. Ma Ttie (Mattie) has designed a greenhouse and wants to see the RSGH performance data, Feb 2014.
  49. Shawn Speidel in Idaho is building a solar greenhouse attached to the south side of a garage, Feb 2014.
  50. Niko Horster is building "a house within a greenhouse" in Vershire, VT, Feb 2014.
  51. Carolyn McCormick is building an SHCS solar greenhouse, Mar 2014.
  52. Jason Warren built a large SHCS solar greenhouse, Mar 2014.
  53. Iain & Jen Waugh wants to build a solar greenhouse in Covington VA, Mar 2014.
  54. appletime1982@wi.rr.com wants to build a solar greenhouse in Wisconsin, Apr 2014.
  55. Tad Bartel in Eugene OR is building an 8'x12' SGH with SHCS, May 2014.
  56. J. Michael Lanier in Hillsborough NC wants to build a 40'x100' solar greenhouse for growing transplants for early spring planting, July 2014.
  57. Tim Watson of Hillsborough NC about using septic tanks for energy and water storage as the north wall of a SGH. http://www.tlwarchitect.com/cv_project_3.html and http://www.tlwarchitect.com/cis_desc.html, July 2014.
  58. Tom Bower of Towson MD is planning to build a solar greenhouse, September 2014.
  59. Carl Rosenberg of Taos NM question, December 2014.
  60. Paul Geasland of Reserve NM plans to build a back-yard solar greenhouse, Febrary 2015. Results
  61. Dale Perkins of Rutland MA is building a SHCS SGH, May 2015.
  62. Erik Skaer of Fairfax VA is building a SHCS SGH, May 2015.
  63. Birgitta Josefsen in Norway wants to build a solar greenhouse, June 2015.
  64. Daniel Pinnell in Connecticut wants to build a solar greenhouse, June 2015.
  65. George Jackson in ? is building a SGH with SHCS, June 2015.
  66. Frank Gaccione in ? is building a SGH with SHCS, July 2015.
  67. Daniel Handeen at University of MN is building a prototype SGH, July 2015.
  68. Claude Phillippy in Bridgewatere VA has friends who want to build a solar greenhouse, Sep 2015.
  69. Justin Friedman in northern NM is building a SGH, November 2015.
  70. Ibrahim Avlamaz in Turkey wants to build a SGH, December 2015.
  71. Retta Dunlap in Vermont wants to build a pit SGH, April 2016.
  72. Lindsey Schiller has written a book on solar greenhouses and want to include the Roper Solar Greenhouse in the book, April 2016.
  73. Santosh Ananda in Quebec Canada wants to add SHCS to an existing greenhouse, April 2016.
  74. Remy Cline wants information for a web site about greenhouses, April 2016.
  75. Tom Luther in Pennsylvania wants information about SGH, May 2016.
  76. Jeffery M. Rempel is building a SHCS SGH, July 2016.
  77. Steve Bodensteiner is interested in a SGH to be built in northeast Iowa, September 2016.
  78. Jody Tishmack in Lafayette IN is interested in building a SHCS SGH lean to on an earth-sheltered house, January 2017.
  79. Fraser Newton in Ontario Canada is project manager for a greenhouse project, January 2017.
  80. Bob Dehart wants plans/blueprints for the RSGH; I referred him to Colley Architects PC, February 2017.
  81. Steve Rock in Cincinnati OH is building a SGH and wants to visit the one here. October 2017.
  82. Allen Smith in New Castle, Craig, VA wants to build a solar greenhouse. October 2017.
  83. Yash Patel in Hillsborough NJ wants to build a "climate battery implementation". A "climate battery" is a trade mark for a Subterranean Heating and Cooling System (SHCS). November 2017.
  84. John Schnneider in KY wants to build a backyard SGH. November 2017.

References:

YMCA Roper Solar Greenhouse
Construction Pictures (Inside Construction)