Building a DIY Solar Trailer: Part 1

Building a DIY Solar Trailer: Part 1

Author: BenjaminNelson via YouTube
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Building a DIY Solar Trailer: Part 1

I’m starting to build a SOLAR TRAILER! Let’s see if I can build one with just the parts I already have around, starting with an old utility trailer and a few used solar panels! Please click SHOW MORE!

Please see the blog post at: https://300mpg.org/2021/08/01/building-a-solar-trailer-part-1/
Plenty of photos there along with a step-by-step of what I did!

This is an old trailer, with a 2,000 LB rated axle. I like the idea of solar panels folding up for travel, and then out for use, so I’m mounting the panels on a 10 foot long piece of gas pipe with custom swivels on the end. For whatever materials that I DON’T have, I’m just trying to use affordable and easily-available parts.

The used solar panels are rated at 250 watts. The long-term plan is to have a 48V battery pack and inverter. I might even hook up an electric car charging station to it.
I plan to show off the trailer at educational events and use the trailer as a power source for remote outdoor events. It would also be nice to have a grid-tie component, so that I still get some power from it while the trailer is just parked in my back yard.

Tools and Materials I found helpful for this project:
30′, 50A 240V extension cord (Good for welding and Electric Car Charging!) https://amzn.to/3lgmu11
3/4" Pillow Block Bearings: https://amzn.to/3BUSsWB
Transfer Punch Set: https://amzn.to/3C3Ruak
6" Metal Cut-Off Saw: https://amzn.to/3jb8dQm
Step Drill Bit Set: https://amzn.to/3zVOuep
Irwin Quick-Grip Clamps: https://amzn.to/3jb8ym6

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"Fireflies and Stardust" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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