First of all, I'd like to borrow your friends some weekend soon.
Second, yes. That's precisely the type of bracing that many people use to stabilize their generators. When using the bimini-style parts
, it's important to through-bolt the connectors rather than just use set screws. (Actually, this is only important if you're planning to go to sea.)
A concern about the design, as I see it, is that the solar
panel will often be shaded by the generator
mount. Is there some element in your design to minimize this? Even the slightest shadow, such as one from a brace, will significantly reduce the panel's output.