Fontaine Modification Fleet Services, in response to the increased demand for solar-powered auxiliary systems, now offers installation of solar panels from eNow Solar Energy Solutions.
The company’s Statesville NC location recently upfitted 26 sleeper trucks with the panels, which are designed to capture and convert the sun’s energy into useable power for trucks.
“Working with eNow made our initial installation and documentation simple and efficient,” said Jamil Young, president of Fontaine Modification. “The product is rugged, robust and suitable for the working environment.
“The installation process is simple and straightforward, and we’re pleased to provide this service to customers at all eight of our locations.”
Unlike heavy glass solar panels typically used in residential and commercial markets, the 1/8-inch-thick panels used for transportation applications are lightweight, flexible and sealed with a layer of ETFE fluorine- based plastic that resists ice, debris, corrosion and extreme temperatures.
eNow solar panels collect energy from the sun and converts it to DC power, charging the truck’s auxiliary batteries. These batteries are used to power the truck’s HVAC systems, liftgates, refrigeration, telematics systems and other auxiliary equipment.
The solar panels produce about 300 watts per day, which helps fleets extend auxiliary battery life, decrease fuel costs and reduce downtime.
“It’s an honor to team up with a company like Fontaine Modification that has the reputation for being the best in the business,” said Guy Shaffer, chief marketing officer at eNow. “They’ve stood the test of time, (and) continue to grow and attract business from some of the biggest OEMs in the world. Their standard of excellence aligns with eNow’s commitment to provide quality, durable energy products to the transportation industry.”
To learn more about eNow products, visit enowenergy.com.