Submitted by Clayton214 on Fri, 2019-11-22 08:54
I'm not talking about panels on the roof or carrying panels around for daily use.
With the truck having the ability to also charge other devices via 110 and 220, it seems like there is an opportunity here for a deployable solar power system perhaps in the 1-2kW range such as for a trickle charge while camping and otherwise off grid like a remote job site for several days.
Advantages vs current systems on the market:
Truck has a huge battery, so no need for a battery such as the goal zero type systems
Truck has the inverter to charge other devices
Truck has a bed to carry a somewhat large amount of panels
If it could receive a DC charge at a variable rate (clouds passing over the sun for example), could possibly draw 1000-2000 watts while the sun is out. Plenty to offset charging up the ATV over a few days (or a jet ski please!), cooking, powering a small popup or tiny home without eating too deep into the truck's range for the return trip.
Deployable solar is common on RVs. So basically something similar to that, but leveraging the built in battery and inverters.