Aspen solar trailer rolling with new name

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN Sunny the Solar Roller will soon make its debut at city-permitted special events, starting with the Food & Wine Classic and Ride the Rockies in June. The solar trailer was named in a recent contest with the combination of two entries. Beau Cameron, an eighth-grader at Aspen Middle School, submitted the name Sunny for the solar trailer, which will provide 500 watts of continuous power for roughly eight hours or enough power to run a small sound system. Aspenite Dylan Hoffman submitted the name Solar Roller. The trailer, built by Aspen Solar, will be towable by most vehicles and used at city-permitted events as a way to help them meet the citys environmental standards. If the batteries run low, the system has the option to connect to the grid, and it also can send extra power back to the grid.