So after a few tries I feel a little more confident in my use of the solar plates.  The key I have found is direct sunlight and very little time.  

Set up station, paper bath and ink station.  I know, they are way too close to each other.  I fixed that later in the day.  

Press and drying rack, so close so nice.

First plate of the 3 color print.  Yes it was a little presumptuous of me to start solar plates with a multi color plate series, but I wanted to how far I could go and really push myself.