Sun-Powered Refrigerated Truck Trailer Slashes Diesel Emissions
Keeping fresh goods refrigerated during transport is important for food safety, but it requires a lot of energy and creates pollution.
A solar-powered cooling system developed by eNow, a Warwick, R.I., builder of solar panels could address that problem. In one test, it cut harmful diesel emissions on a refrigerated truck trailer by almost 100 percent.
eNow put its system, dubbed “Rayfrigeration,” through real-world paces in the most severe conditions to ensure it works as effectively as its pollutant emitting counterpart.
Refrigerated, or reefer trucks, have two engines. One is part of the drivetrain, and the other keeps the trailer cold.
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