Coming soon to truckers: Peel-and-stick solar panelsadmin
Coming soon to truckers: Peel-and-stick solar panels
Peel-and-stick solar panels are now coming soon to truckers which have double-sided adhesive that allows customers to “peel and stick” solar panels in place.
Solar panels can be heavy, hard to install or fragile and trailers have limited space for solar panel installation. Since trailers have much more surface area on the top, there is space for potentially 4,000 watts of solar panels, which could generate about 18,000 watt hours per day.
Standard solar panels weigh about 40 pounds, whereas the peel-and-stick solar panels panels weigh about one-fourth that at 11 pounds. They are also one-tenth the thickness of standard solar panels.
The peel-and-stick panels are made of plastic, so they are less breakable than glass panels. Each panel has 60 solar cells independent of each other. Most solar panels have strings of solar cells connected, so if one solar cell in a string were damaged, shaded or out of the sunlight, that whole string would not generate energy.
Solar panels would provide power to the existing battery and could help power lift gates, electric power jacks, fleet management tools, equipment that truckers use and refrigeration when applicable.