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Greenhouse Blog

This blog is run by Solar Innovations, Inc.'s Greenhouse Experts. We love plants as much as you do. Please follow and allow us to help you in any way possible.
Jul 31 '14
A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

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Jul 31 '14
A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

A group from Season’s Art Landscape Design toured the Solar Innovations, Inc. facility today and was treated to a presentation by President, Greg Header.

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Jul 30 '14
This institutional greenhouse is used by the TCI school for educational purposed and provides their students with unique opportunities. 

This institutional greenhouse is used by the TCI school for educational purposed and provides their students with unique opportunities. 

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Jul 25 '14
Here is a lighthearted story to take you into the weekend: This little kitten stowed away in the engine of our HR Assistant, Adam’s car this morning. The daring fellow made it from Pottsville, PA to Solar Innovations, Inc. (nearly 20 miles) before Adam realized he had an extra passenger. The team pulled together and rescued the frightened kitten from the engine. To make for a happy ending, Adam has decided to adopt the kitten!

Here is a lighthearted story to take you into the weekend: This little kitten stowed away in the engine of our HR Assistant, Adam’s car this morning. The daring fellow made it from Pottsville, PA to Solar Innovations, Inc. (nearly 20 miles) before Adam realized he had an extra passenger. The team pulled together and rescued the frightened kitten from the engine. To make for a happy ending, Adam has decided to adopt the kitten!

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Jul 24 '14
All of Solar Innovations, Inc.’s products are proudly manufactured in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. 

All of Solar Innovations, Inc.’s products are proudly manufactured in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. 

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Jul 23 '14

We don’t let the July heat keep us from bringing our customers high-quality installation. Here are a few projects our crews have been working on along the east coast:

We are in midst installation of a straight-eave, double-pitch greenhouse with two gable ends that will feature two sets of out-swing French doors. The structure will include several Solar Innovations, Inc. decorative accessories, including two double pitch canopies, ridge cresting, tarditional grids, gutter, downspouts, and two different sizes of ball and spire finials.

Another structure we recently completed is a straight eave, lean-to sunroom with two gable ends that was installed on a rooftop in New York. The sunroom walls are glazed with LoE 272 and the roof is glazed with the best quality LoE 366 to provide a comfortable atmosphere inside the sunroom all year long.

We also installed a series of three multi-track sliding glass door systems and two vertical wall window systems. Two of the sliding glass doors are complete with a Solar Innovations, Inc. sliding screen system, and the other sliding glass door system was installed at the corner of two walls with four panels on one wall and three on another.

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Jul 23 '14
Solar Innovations, Inc. recently received photos of a completed sunroom in New Jersey.
The sunroom is a straight-eave lean-to with two gable ends and a White Duracon framing that allows the addition to seamlessly match the house’s existing color scheme. The windows were finished with LoE glazing in order to reduce the amount of UV rays entering the structure and provide users with maximum comfort year round.
Sunrooms are a great addition to any property, as they can serve as a parlor, porch, or lounge for any commercial, residential, or educational purpose. They can accompany any building to allow users an area to enjoy the outdoors while remaining sheltered from the elements.
If you are interested in building a sunroom, Solar Innovations, Inc. can work with you or your architect, contractor, or dealer to help design the perfect custom glass sunroom to suit your needs. Our company can tailor the size, shape, glass, and accessories to make you the ideal sunroom that can be enjoyed year round.

Solar Innovations, Inc. recently received photos of a completed sunroom in New Jersey.

The sunroom is a straight-eave lean-to with two gable ends and a White Duracon framing that allows the addition to seamlessly match the house’s existing color scheme. The windows were finished with LoE glazing in order to reduce the amount of UV rays entering the structure and provide users with maximum comfort year round.

Sunrooms are a great addition to any property, as they can serve as a parlor, porch, or lounge for any commercial, residential, or educational purpose. They can accompany any building to allow users an area to enjoy the outdoors while remaining sheltered from the elements.

If you are interested in building a sunroom, Solar Innovations, Inc. can work with you or your architect, contractor, or dealer to help design the perfect custom glass sunroom to suit your needs. Our company can tailor the size, shape, glass, and accessories to make you the ideal sunroom that can be enjoyed year round.

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Jul 18 '14
Classically designed English conservatories are the epitome of style and tradition. Conservatories are common in England, but are typically made of wood due to England’s mild climate. Wooden English conservatories require finish maintenance and can suffer termite damage depending on the location.

Classically designed English conservatories are the epitome of style and tradition. Conservatories are common in England, but are typically made of wood due to England’s mild climate. Wooden English conservatories require finish maintenance and can suffer termite damage depending on the location.

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Jul 17 '14
English conservatories feature strong architectural styling and light interior design. The conservatories showcase layered, muted fabrics in a variety of pastel colors. Floral patterns and small print fabric are commonly combined with wicker or rattan furniture to add airiness to the conservatory. Pinoleum blinds, which consist of small strips of wood, are often used on the roof and walls to help reduce glares and heat gain.

English conservatories feature strong architectural styling and light interior design. The conservatories showcase layered, muted fabrics in a variety of pastel colors. Floral patterns and small print fabric are commonly combined with wicker or rattan furniture to add airiness to the conservatory. Pinoleum blinds, which consist of small strips of wood, are often used on the roof and walls to help reduce glares and heat gain.

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Jul 16 '14
The Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouses are in full bloom this summer, and the cauliflower is doing especially well.
The cauliflower is growing in our Solar Innovations Inc. cold frames located on the exterior of our orchid greenhouse. It was started as a seedling about three months ago and has been growing rapidly since then. We fertilize it about every two weeks with wastewater from our koi pond. Cabbage loopers — butterfly larvae — have taken a liking to eating the leaves, but this can be avoided by planting your cauliflower early and making sure it is well fertilized.
Cold frames are usually aluminum-framed glass boxes, each with a lid that lifts up, that are placed directly above a section of soil where plants will be grown. The lid is closed to retain heat during the night or on cold days, and it remains open on warm days to expose the plants to fresh air and lower temperatures. Cold frames are often used to extend the growing season into early spring and late fall. Seedlings, for example, can be planted in a cold frame to get an early start on the growing season in spring.
Solar Innovations, Inc.’s cold frames are custom designed and constructed out of durable aluminum that will withstand weather conditions and will not require frequent maintenance. Cold Frames contain insulated, clear tempered glazing that is impact resistant and allows ample sunlight to reach the plants. The lids can be manual or automated, which allows the lid to open and close depending on the temperature.

The Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouses are in full bloom this summer, and the cauliflower is doing especially well.

The cauliflower is growing in our Solar Innovations Inc. cold frames located on the exterior of our orchid greenhouse. It was started as a seedling about three months ago and has been growing rapidly since then. We fertilize it about every two weeks with wastewater from our koi pond. Cabbage loopers — butterfly larvae — have taken a liking to eating the leaves, but this can be avoided by planting your cauliflower early and making sure it is well fertilized.

Cold frames are usually aluminum-framed glass boxes, each with a lid that lifts up, that are placed directly above a section of soil where plants will be grown. The lid is closed to retain heat during the night or on cold days, and it remains open on warm days to expose the plants to fresh air and lower temperatures. Cold frames are often used to extend the growing season into early spring and late fall. Seedlings, for example, can be planted in a cold frame to get an early start on the growing season in spring.

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s cold frames are custom designed and constructed out of durable aluminum that will withstand weather conditions and will not require frequent maintenance. Cold Frames contain insulated, clear tempered glazing that is impact resistant and allows ample sunlight to reach the plants. The lids can be manual or automated, which allows the lid to open and close depending on the temperature.

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