This is a solar trailer I built last year for a friend I met, and talked with at standing rock last winter for no more than 20 minutes. The trailer is similar to what I am concentrating on building this year, but I have much larger plans for this next version.
The main difference between this trailer and the next generation trailer being;
-this trailer is not very aerodynamic, but as we were working with a 3-4 week schedule, aero was not permitted due to time constraints.
-this trailer is larger than what I intend on building this year, due to the fact that it is James' home wherever he travels.
-this trailer does not power its own motor, but rather the motors on the elf (this elf has been fitted with a second motor and 3 batteries).
-this trailer weighs in at just over 100lbs, and the next trailer weight goal will be less than 60lbs.
I should mention the trailer has undergone a revision since the last posting on the website, and now supports an additional 200w of panels, and 3 of those panels now have the ability to tilt up to roughly 65 degrees to catch more sun.
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