Greenhouse design - Clear or Solar?
Hello, I am in the process of building a 10x16 foot greenhouse (or I should say my husband is), it will be wood framing with polycarbonate corrugated panels used for roof and sides. Originally my plan was to have the plastic on all exterior walls but now I am questioning if a better plan is to only have the plastic on the roof and south facing wall and insulate (and finish with white paint) the north, east and west walls? I plan to have planting beds along the north wall too so want to be sure that they will receive enough light.
The sixteen foot length will have full southern exposure. I live in the Pacific Northwest and plan to use the greenhouse for my vegetable garden; planning on two foot high raised beds three feet wide and a total length of about 33 feet. An article I read said, that Ã¢ÂÂThe North wall transmits very little light, so minimizing heat loss is a trade-off for lightÃ¢ÂÂ.
I appreciate any insight on the best design for our area.
Thanks for your help.