the e wind wrote: ↑
Jun 14, 2018 8:41 am
Just curious: Why are you electing to put them on a trailer? Is it so you can use the solar to charge different bikes, or is it for stability reasons?
Mostly stability. What you can't see in my pictures is that the panels took on a list to the right. It wasn't a trip ender; but I was frequently reaching up to steady them. I had a trailer on the trip anyways, this would just make it more useful.
Otherwise, I want to be able to easily angle the panels to catch the morning sun. I general, I just think it will work better on a trailer. Also I think it would be easier for just using the trike as a runabout.
I am also playing with the idea of leaving clear space for lying on the trailer with the panels angled to the sun.
I liked having the panels overhead as a sun, and rain, shade. It isn't all one is best; I just want to give it a try on a trailer.