SolarOnTop

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Empowering Trucks with Solar Energy

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April 11 2024

SolarOnTop is a cutting-edge onboard solar technology designed specifically for trailers. By harnessing solar energy, you empower your trucks and achieve a significant reduction in fuel consumption, from 1,000 to 3,000+ liters annually, while reducing carbon emissions by 3 to 9 tonnes of CO₂ per year. SolarOnTop is a game-changer in the transportation industry.

Equipped with flexible solar panels, a lithium battery, and energy management system, SolarOnTop ensures an uninterrupted power supply even during nighttime or cloudy weather conditions. SolarOnTop provides clean electricity to the truck while driving, reducing the load on the diesel engine. It also charges electrical appliances (liftgates, electric pallet jacks, forklifts, tail lifts, movable floors...) in trailers. When parked, it powers cabin electronics like HVAC, lights, and entertainment systems.

Embrace sustainability and say goodbye to soaring fuel and maintenance costs while maximizing your return on investment by adopting SolarOnTop.

Pros & Limitations
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Plug&Play technology
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Compatible with both new and existing vehicles
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Retrofit and non-invasive
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Controlled via the cloud
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Elimination of idling
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Reduced CO2 emissions
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Fuel Savings
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Additional weight of 150 kg
Specification
Specification Title Specification Description
Fuel Consumption Reduction
1,000 to 3,000+ liters annually
Carbon Emission Reduction
3 to 9 tonnes of CO₂ per year
Payback period
Approximately 3 years
Energy storage
Lithium battery pack stores the energy generated by the solar panels during the day, providing reliable energy storage for later use.
Energy storage capacity
~4kWh
Energy Management System
SolarOnTop intelligently optimizes the delivery of energy to the truck and trailer based on their specific energy requirements, maximizing efficiency and fuel savings.
Solar panels
Flexible, robust, 430 Watt-peak power per module, scratch-resistant, 2x1 meter dimensions.
Versatility in Operation
SolarOnTop can be used while driving, while parked, and to power electrical appliances in the trailer and truck.
Optimized Performance
Eliminates the need for unnecessary idling - Reduces maintenance costs - Prevents the hassles of dead batteries - Minimizes costly maintenance expenses
Prolonged battery life
Thanks to the intelligent charging methods of the SolarOnTop, truck battery life is longer.

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WE MAKE TRUCKS LOVE THE SUN.

IM Efficiency is a technology company dedicated to revolutionizing the transportation industry through the introduction of disruptive and sustainable onboard solar technologies. Our primary focus is on integrating renewable energy sources, such as solar power, directly into vehicles, resulting in an immediate reduction in fuel usage and CO2 emissions for trucks, while also enhancing overall reliability.

We invite you to join us on the journey towards a greener transportation industry with IM Efficiency. Together, we can drive positive change for the environment and shape the future of sustainable transportation.

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