Silicon Solar Panels for Truck and Bus Top Applications

A company called ENOW is selling silicon solar panels for truck and bus top applications. The purpose of these rooftop PV systems is to keep the battery charged for running auxiliary systems. The claim is that the PV systems reduce idling time thus saving diesel fuel and at the same time reduce wear and tear and on the alternator and the battery thus decreasing maintenance costs and increasing the life time of these systems. ENOW claims to have installed more than 4500 of these systems. This use of solar panels is hardly a world saver since we really eliminate fossil fueled powered transportation completely and not just reduce idling time, but nevertheless this application of PV panels is another sign of the advancing performance and decreasing costs of this technology.

Nov 16, 2017

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