Re: [EVDL] Solar trailer (a 1000-to-1 waste)

2017-12-30 Thread robert winfield via EV
in case, or not, please remember the guy who drove the "Solar Taxi" 40,000+ km around the world. a small 2 seater EV, towing about a 30ft+ (~9-10m) trailor with PV panels and a single heated battery. On Friday, December 29, 2017, 10:42:02 PM EST, Mark Abramowitz via EV

Re: [EVDL] Solar trailer (a 1000-to-1 waste)

2017-12-29 Thread Mark Abramowitz via EV
SO much negativity on this list towards someone that just asked a simple question, and acknowledged the challenges and issues up front. Personally, I applaud the initiative and willingness to tilt at technological, economic, and other assorted windmills. As my Tai Kwon Do instructor used to

Re: [EVDL] Solar trailer (a 1000-to-1 waste)

2017-12-29 Thread Haudy Kazemi via EV
Small lightly loaded trailers with little wind resistance can add 50-80 Wh/mile. Taller/heavier trailers can double vehicle energy consumption. On December 29, 2017 2:20:20 PM CST, Bill Dube via EV wrote: >I agree 100%. >Folks forget that it takes significant energy to tow

Re: [EVDL] Solar trailer (a 1000-to-1 waste)

2017-12-29 Thread Bill Dube via EV
I agree 100%. Folks forget that it takes significant energy to tow even a small trailer. Much more than one would think. Probably more energy than the panels produce, especially at highway speeds. Best to leave them on the roof of your house, or put them on a "solar shed" for your car to

Re: [EVDL] Solar trailer (a 1000-to-1 waste)

2017-12-29 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
> > Personally, I think a mobile array for a vehicle is a fools errand, or > maybe a pass-time for the independently wealthy. Its sure is. I have solar panels all over the roof of my two priuses. I tell people that it makes 0.1% economic sense to do it. The smaller panels that fit the roof of