Thermo King Unveils ThermoLite Solar Power

Thermo King is showcasing its new ThermoLite solar panel solution at the 2015 International Foodservice Distribution Association’s Distribution Solutions Conference in Phoenix.

 

Thermo King is showcasing its new ThermoLite solar panel solution at the 2015 International Foodservice Distribution Association’s Distribution Solutions Conference in Phoenix.

Developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets, ThermoLite offsets parasitic loads that drain battery life and create downtime.
    
“Our solar panels enable TracKing and other telematics systems to monitor assets over long periods of time, even when the transport refrigeration unit is off, while also safeguarding the health of the battery,” said Paul Kroes, solar business development manager at Thermo King. “Our goal is to continue to bring customers the most innovative solutions that are efficient and reliable, and improve the bottom line.”

The most advanced and durable solar solution, ThermoLite’s patent-pending charge controller technology optimizes the charging from the solar array to the battery bank — extending battery life and increasing fuel savings over the life of the asset. As the only automotive-rated charge controller on the market, ThermoLite eliminates concerns regarding electrical power surges, reverse polarity (shock hazard), overcharging, and high-voltage jump starting.

No matter what climate a driver is in, ThermoLite is designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions — even in the dead of winter — from high-velocity wind and rain, to extreme hot and cold environments, hail and corrosive exposure.

The ThermoLite solar panel solution includes three models. ThermoLite 26W supports both Thermo King and competitor transport refrigerated unit batteries, while ThermoLite 36W supports Thermo King’s Heat King, rail in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Both are currently available, and the ThermoLite 100-300W, which supports liftgate and pallet-jack charging, will be available November 9.

 

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