Rush Dougherty via EV wrote:
If you're maximizing your 'efficiency' then why use plywood? Nobody that is
trying to increase strength and lower weight using plywood anymore, they use
Carbon Fiber. So spend a few extra $k and invest in a trailer that will weight
10lbs to hold your 2kw array.
Quality plywood has a pretty good strength-to-weight ratio, and it's
easy to work with. It's kind of a natural composite.
Carbon fiber is stronger, but also brittle, expensive and harder to work
with. Whether it makes sense depends on your budget, the design of the
trailer, and how rigid a support the PV panels need. With a huge
lightweight trailer, I suspect you'd want to avoid glass panels in favor
of something a lot more flexible, in which case plywood might work OK.
But overall, I still think I'd avoid a trailer, and put them on the
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