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Solid proof that greenhouses with and without soap liquid foam filling in the double-layer cavity is CRITICAL and makes a huge difference

Today I would like to compare two greenhouses with similar structures – in both cases a double-layer cavity is formed. In fact I made a long video doing a case and comparison study of the two here but somehow did not get expected feedback from viewers. Maybe because the video was too long or maybe…

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Historic triple projects accomplished by Richard Nelson & his team: SolaRoof 1982, 91 & 97 plus today

The above video is the combination of the following three important videos, with the addition of current full line of modern designs: 1982 prototype built with a small sea container: youtube.com/watch?v=Ac72YJnFFv0 1991 tent like prototype for backyard gardening: youtube.com/watch?v=JyA8Km0Oe_E 1997 flat room prototype for large scale farming: youtube.com/watch?v=karJ6uT40BU Since September of 2020, Richard Nelson has…

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Just got the BubbleBox frame from a metal fabricator in Kelowna, showing what I will do with it

For now I will use it to build a mockup for the bubble generator and fine-tune it for optimized performance. In the future, this will be a LEARNING KIT for PyraPOD franchisees or salespersons to learn how everything works and also a DEMO KIT to show others how everything works. Make sure you either subscribe…

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Must View: The Critical Issues with Conventional Chinese Style Passive Solar Greenhouses Revealed – How to Solve with an Easy Retrofit Plan

In the following video, we compare the performance results between the traditional Chinese style passive solar greenhouse and the SolaRoof greenhouse. Critical issues have surfaced this way. After digging out the problems, we show a way to retrofit using the existing framework. A wonderful DIY project for you to start fresh or convert your existing…

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BubbleBox simplified further: now it is even easier to build and test the SolaRoof bubble generator

Today three of us, Richard, Yang and I, had a short session simplifying the Bubble Box design even further so that anyone can build the structure using flat bars and a few accessories to its structure. Once we get the structure, then we can play with the construction of bubble generator easily. The covering material…

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Complete line of designs for PyraPOD 4 and 8: Bubble Box, Bubble Tower, 4Tall1, 4Tall2, 4Grande1, 4Grande2, 8Tall and 8Grande

Yes, we line them up all in one Sketchup file. Check the video out: Let us know what you think and which style you like the best.

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PyraPOD4 Tall, the smallest version of all PyraPODs, the next size is PyraPOD4 Grande

Yes, we have come up with a design of out of PyraPOD4s. By simply removing the four corner columns and using the next four columns as the new corner ones, now we have a PyraPOD which has a footing of only 10 feet by 10 feet. Take a look at the following short video: This…

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SolaRoof Village for Community Living: Combines Plant Growing with Human Habitat

This video is recompiled with some images added to the beginning and ending of the original video made by Cedric Born. Thank Richard Nelson for guiding our in-house designer Yang Zhou to do the Sketchup 3D frame work design based on which Cedric Born finished this wonderful visualization process.

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Four of an enlarged PyraPOD8-LifePOD compex form a court yard for comminity living

The following video shows how one can attach four cube-like LifePODs to an enlarged version of PyraPOD8 to form a greenhouse-living hybrid structure, while four of this hydrid units form an even large community living complex that has a court yard in the middle. This way we can easily create an eco-village. Someone in UK…

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Minor adjustment to PyraPOD4 plus showing a way to place mini houses at four corners of PyraPOD8

This video combines two parts, the first part shows the minor adjustments to the pyramid structure on top of PyraPOD4, while the second part shows how four cube-like mini houses can be combined with PyraPOD8 to form a complex, which kills two birds with one stone: live in the mini houses while grow greens and…