When would I need a sunshade? Would the sun shade greatly extend the life of a solar dome in the strong southern Arizona sunlight?
If you are unable to put your dome under a tree or if you need shade only part of the time, consider one or more of our 6′ x 12′ SunShades, which you can attach to the outside of your dome with Grip Clips tarp fasteners where you need it. You would need two SunShades to completely shade the SolarDome 14 and three to completely shade the SolarDomes 18 and 20. You can also buy 90% shade cloth from the hardware or building supply store.
Our SunShade is mostly to keep the yurt dome cooler; it would extend the life of that part of the dome that it covered.