The eNow-Dometic system is designed to increase driver comfort and retention by extending run-time on auxiliary A/C for the Class 8 sleeper trucks. It will be showcased at the NTEA Work Truck Show at a briefing on March 2 from 3-3:30 pm at eNow booth #5675.
Pompano Beach, Fla. & Warwick, RI – March 2, 2016 – eNow Inc., the market leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing solar-based power systems for the trucking industry, today announced the launch of its new Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels for the Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner. The combined eNow-Dometic system is the first solar-powered auxiliary A/C for the Class 8 sleeper trucks. The eNow-Dometic system will be showcased at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis at a briefing on March 2 from 3-3:30 pm at eNow booth #5675.
“eNow technology harnesses the power of the sun to provide electricity to the Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air conditioner, keeping truckers cool while eliminating the costly problems of idling, high fuel cost, equipment maintenance and CO2 emissions,” said Jeffrey Flath, President and CEO of eNow. “The eNow Solar system is specifically designed to keep costs low: Truck fleets can install eNow Solar PV Panels with no upfront cost and a ‘pay as you go’ program. The fleet owner, or independent driver, pays a small fixed monthly fee for the use of the hardware, as well as for the energy they use.”
The new eNow solar-powered system combined with Dometic enables a typical Class 8 driver to extend run time and therefore increase savings on diesel costs by adding solar technology to run their Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air and other truck loads.
“The Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air is the coolest and most powerful auxiliary truck A/C, providing a solid 7,000 BTUs of cooling, widely outperforming competitors in both BTU and dehumidification capacity,” said Fernando Meija, National Sales Manager, Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Division of Dometic Americas. “Drivers can now extend driver comfort with increased run time off the unit by harvesting solar energy. eNow’s unique energy management system is one of the most advanced systems available today.”
With eNow, solar power is captured and stored in the on-board battery system and distributed to various truck/trailer functions, such as Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air. Solar charging systems vary on capacity depending upon the brand of the truck. Using solar to power Dometic Blizzard Turbo auxiliary air increases the life of the truck’s alternator and auxiliary battery system by reducing the alternator load at idle and over-the-road, and charging the battery more efficiently at its optimal voltage.
Note to Editors:
- You are cordially invited to the press briefing on March 2 from 3-3:30 pm at Booth # 5675. Meet the engineers and inventors around this new innovation for the trucking industry. They will provide the back-story, demo the technology and provide additional trends and insight.
- To learn more about eNow’s technology, visit enowenergy.com.
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About eNow, Inc.
eNow is an innovative, clean-technology company, specializing in renewable energy systems. eNow was formed in 2011 to introduce advanced solar power technologies to the transportation industry. eNow Inc. designs and sells solar power idle reduction systems for medium and heavy-duty vehicle applications. These products are designed to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, save energy, and reduce emissions. The company’s goal is to provide industry-specific solar solutions to companies that embrace profit, planet and people. The company provides sustainable solutions to the increased regulatory requirements of its customers while allowing them to realize a significant return on their investment. Learn more at http://www.enowenergy.com.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the recreational vehicle (RV), automotive, truck, marine markets and lodging markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, ship-wide ventilation systems, watermakers, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage.
Dometic’s products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees. Visit the Dometic USA site at www.dometic.com/usa.