Transport companies Emons and Vos Logistics will test SolarOnTop solar panels for four months starting in April. Your goal is to save 5.5% on fuel.

IM Efficiency presented SolarOnTop, announcing that its photovoltaic solar panels integrated into truck covers could save 5.5% of fuel, or approximately 2,300 liters of diesel per truck per year.

To have calculations based on real driving, the system will be tested on trucks from transport companies Emons and Vos Logistics. If the tests pass, the system can be certified and is expected to hit the market in September.

In the transport sector, solar panels on semi-trailers and roofs had been tested before, but these systems were never used. The current technology of developing increasingly thin, efficient and resilient solar panels could change that. SolarOnTop panels, for example, are scratch resistant and are not damaged by tree branches protruding from the road.

According to IM Efficiency, the SolarOnTop system costs around 6,500 euros and has a payback period of less than three years. Solar panels can last 25 years. IM Efficiency wishes to continue its research to bring this system to the market.


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