Bergstrom Inc, a designer and supplier of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, is offering new solar power energy solutions through a formal relationship with clean technology company eNow Inc.
Solar power technology paired with Bergstrom’s No-Idle Thermal Environment (NITE) system enables drivers to conserve fuel, resulting in substantial cost savings. This system also improves and extends driver comfort with a longer run time of electrical components, including HVAC, while reducing emissions.
The eNow solar power system harvests electrical energy from the sun. Using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, this electrical energy is transferred to a truck’s on-board battery system for storage. Energy is distributed to Bergstrom’s battery-powered no-idle climate control systems as well as communications, appliances, entertainment, and engine ignition, when needed. The solar system charges even when the truck is not in use and therefore reduces carbon emissions.
eNow solar systems are customizable with optimized panel sizes, layouts, and weights. The systems are designed and built to address the demands of the commercial transportation industry. When installed on a vehicle’s roof fairing, the 300- to 450-watt systems are the most common sizes used. However, systems can be expanded to 5,000 watts of power when installed on the roofs of trailers.
The NITE system generates high Btu cooling capacity without sending damaging emissions into the environment, which saves fuel, keeps drivers comfortable, and complies with anti-idling laws.
For more information about Bergstrom’s solar power offerings, access us.bergstrominc.com, or email Joanne Bjick at [email protected] or Joe Kirby at [email protected]