Sustainable mobility: start-up from the Netherlands plans to fit out trucks with solar modules
With SolarOnTop, the Dutch start-up IM Efficiency has developed a system to enable fleet managers with heavy-goods vehicles to make annual savings of around 6,000 kilograms of CO2 and fuel costs amounting to some €2,500 by fitting solar modules on the roofs of their lorries. The panels are just a few millimetres thick and are easy to install. By relieving the burden on the alternator and supplying the truck with electricity, they are said to reduce consumption by up to 5.5% and so ensure more sustainable mobility in transport. The company calculates that the installation of the panels should pay for itself in less than three years.