Simply Solar Greenhouse Advantages
The following features are what makes Simply Solar Greenhouses stand out from the rest, and gives you the growing advantage.
The Prism Effect
The Simply Solar prism effect is created by our manufacturing process, our special formula and the Gothic arch design.
Millions of chopped greenhouse quality fiberglass fibers bond together with the special hot resin mix to cause the Simply Solar to reflect all available light.
The result of this fiber-optic phenomenon is no shadows. Light is reflected and refracted to every inch of the interior, causing a heat and light build-up in cold weather, allowing you to grow on all levels and on the ground.
This surround light effect causes everything to get the same amount of light while allowing the ultra-violet screening agent and smooth outside surface too provide a 100% block of the burning rays of the sun—even if you set your Solar Prism in full or partial sun!
There are two large windows - one at one end the other in the door. The roof openings are oversized and installed offset so your Solar Prism will allow air flow to enter from any direction.
Except for extreme temperature days, the vast majority of our customers find that there is no need for an extensive fan system. After researching the marketplace for the best automatic opening system, we selected a European system.
When your Simply Solar Greenhouse has these automatic vent openers installed you can be assured that when the internal temperature reaches the preset limit, your roof vent will automatically open to the appropriate height for proper venting.
Heating your Simply Solar is simple. Heating is only necessary during extreme cold temperatures at night.
Your heat source can be either electric or gas and should be 1500 watts or 5000 to 6000 BTU’s.
Whatever your choice of heating device, it should have a thermostat and a small fan to move the heated air for even distribution.
In the winter, the Simply Solar’s ‘prism’ effect absorbs light and heat on rainy, foggy or overcast days and gives you full growing light and ample heat.
The Simply Solar Greenhouse has a stabilizing lip completely surrounding the inner dimensions. We provide this unique lip to eliminate a costly foundation.
We install your Simply Solar Greenhouse by preparing a footing trench. A simple 4” trench is all that it takes. It’ so simple ~ if you move, you can easily take your Solar Prism and set it up at your new home.
With the ground as a foundation, you give added strength to the walls. The ground foundation also provides growing space, evaporative cooling, heating and a humidity source. A layer of organic mulch in the greenhouse will act as a cold barrier, increase humidity and will work as mulch. Stepping stones can run down the center.
Part of the wind stability of your greenhouse is because of it’s unique foundation, because your Simply Solar Greenhouse is below grade level the wind tends to foil over your greenhouse.
It is a classic wind resistant design. Part of the wind stability of your greenhouse is because of it’s unique foundation, because your Simply Solar Greenhouse is below grade level the wind tends to foil over your greenhouse.
It is a classic wind resistant design. The Gothic arch shape of your greenhouse converts much of the lateral wind energy downward on the windward side and reduces the vacuum on the leeward side.
This unique characteristic of the Gothic arch shape makes the Simply Solar Greenhouse very stable in high winds. The ribbed, one piece construction is strong and leaves no joints or seams to catch the wind. Sided ways movement is prevented by insetting the greenhouse 4 inches below the ground surface.