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Coming to a Truck Stop Near You: Solar Power


Today's Trucking 2016-12-14

eNow, a renewable energy company that focuses on bringing solar power to the RV, marine and trucking industries, has formed a strategic partnership with IdleAir, which provides long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods.

IdleAir is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers and fleet terminals throughout the U.S.A. Under the terms of the agreement, eNow’s solar solutions for transportation will enhance IdleAir’s grid-powered solutions and provide even more low-carbon based power for trucks, which eliminates idling, saves on fuel, and helps the environment.

Over the past several years, eNow has made great progress within the transportation industry, including partnerships with industry leaders such as Dometic Group, Mitsubishi Fuso, Freightliner, Navistar, and Vanner. The eNow solar solution is sold through OEMs and Aftermarket Dealers.

“We are honored to be working with IdleAir,” said Jeff Flath, CEO and founder of eNow. “IdleAir addresses both energy and environmental issues in groundbreaking ways. In an era when anti-idling laws are on the increase, they are helping the environment and making life easier for truckers, a win-win that is also a key part of our approach. We see this strategic partnership as proof positive of the viability of our Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) renewable energy solutions for a variety of markets.”

IdleAir provides an alternative to idling at select truck stops.  The company's idle-reduction system relies on electricity  and uses only 1/10th as much energy as diesel.

“This was all about synergies,” said Ethan Garber, CEO of IdleAir. “eNow’s solar panels generate far more energy than any other comparable solar solution for transportation, which meshes perfectly with our alternative to idling. The trucking industry will benefit all around from our partnership and ongoing and future projects.”


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