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Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar power makes sense for many commercial trucks, and in many applications, an investment in the right equipment can be paid back in roughly three years, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency in its latest Confidence Report.

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ENow Unveils All-Electric, Solar-Powered Refrigerated Trailer

ENow says its new, solar-powered refrigerated trailer system functions as well as a diesel reefer unit and will reduce operating costs by up to 90% thanks to lower fuel and maintenance costs.

How Fleets are Using Solar Power

Solar panels have moved off building rooftops and onto trucks, tractors, and trailers.

Solar Dash Keeps Batteries Charged and Ready

The Solar Dash Charging System is a portable 20-watt solar panel that keeps batteries charged and counteracts the effects of parasitic loads on a battery.

Solar Charger Keeps Batteries Topped Off

The PulseTech SP-5 OTR Solar Charger maintainer is a solar-powered battery charger designed to keep a vehicle battery charged during periods of non-use.

ThermoLite Solar Power Solution Powers Telematics

Thermo King’s ThermoLite solar panel solution was developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets and offsets battery drain from parasitic loads.

Solar Flex Panels Provide AC Power

The Solar Flex solar panels from Go Power! are thin, flexible, and efficient and designed to provide AC power for applications such as computers, power tools, lighting, lift gates, and a variety of truck-mounted equipment.

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Recent announcements by Carrier Transicold and Thermo King, that they’re offering solar panels as options on many reefer units, jibed nicely with discussions during TMC's Fall Meeting near Orlando, notes Senior Editor Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

Thermo King Solar Panel Keeps Refrigerated Trailers Running

Thermo King is producing a new unit-mounted solar panel designed to support telematics on applications ranging from freight haulers to service trucks.

Carrier Transicold Solar Panel Keeps TRU Batteries Charged

Carrier Transicold’s new Thin-Film Flexible Solar Panels can be installed on the roof of a trailer or truck to continuously charge transport refrigeration unit batteries.