Thermo King is now offering solar panels on heating units to help fleets save money, increase battery life, and maximum uptime.  - Photo: Thermo King

Thermo King is now offering solar panels on heating units to help fleets save money, increase battery life, and maximum uptime. 

Photo: Thermo King

Thermo King, a provider of transport temperature control solutions, is now offering solar panels on heating units to help fleets save money, increase battery life, and maximum uptime. This is in addition to the unit providing maximum freeze protection.

If your fleet transports items such as beverages, paint, pharmaceuticals, flowers and plants, or electronics, it’s essential that you use a reliable product that keeps these items from freezing.

“Heat King delivers maximum uptime, ease of maintenance and long-term reliability with its heavy duty, rugged and simple design,” said Tom Kampf, trailer product manager for Thermo King Americas. “If you pair the Heat King unit—which has 50,000 BTUs and is the highest capacity heater on the market—with solar panels, you get the added benefits of extending the battery life and saving money on fuel. It’s a win-win.”

Heaters sit all summer and likely were not fully charged at the end of last season.

“Just like the 50,000-plus solar panels we have on the road today on a multitude of assets, adding a ThermoLite 40w solar panel to your Heat King unit offers many advantages including making sure batteries are charged regardless of the time of year,” said Chad Koll, solar product manager for Thermo King Americas. 

Benefits include:

  • Increased battery life. Keeping batteries charged all year round will negate failure from extended periods of low charge levels and proliferation of sulfation.
  • Fuel savings. Reduces load on the engine with alternator working less and reduced cycle-sentry operation.
  • Extended component life. Run time is reduced, alternator offloading and reduced starter engagement.
  • Improved employee efficiency. Cuts time spent managing low battery alarms and battery breakdowns.