Solar Panels Improve Coldtainer Battery Life

Posted - September 30, 2019

Thermo King ThermoLite solar panels provide cost and operational benefits to users of Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers Coldtainer USA, providers of portable containers that can be used for precise temperature control in any transportation application, today announced that Thermo King ThermoLite solar panels available for powering Coldtainer units are providing for significantly improved battery life and other benefits.

“The advantage of using Thermo King ThermoLite solar panels to power Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers is in improved battery health and life, and that leads to lower battery replacement costs. With solar panels as well, users can pre-cool Coldtainer units without having to run the engine or use shore power, resulting in lower fuel consumption and emissions, and less engine and alternator wear.”

Scott Turnage
Director of Sales and Marketing
Thermo King of the Southeast
ThermoLite solar panels for Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers are available in various panel sizes and capacities for both flooded and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. The flexible panels that can mold to curved surfaces have been optimized for transport applications to generate more power from a smaller design, and to protect against abrasion, punctures and impacts. The ThermoLite panels are fitted with connectors and sleeves that guard components and low profile electronics against the elements, and are affixed with an aggressive adhesive backing that is designed to never come off if properly installed. ThermoLite solar panels have an expected 20-year life and come with a five-year warranty. Simple to operate, Coldtainers can use solar panels at facilities and job locations and seamlessly move to 12V operation when the vehicle is in transit. The portable, versatile units are offered in cooling, freezing and heating front opening or top loading models in a range of sizes. Equipped with refrigeration units designed to withstand vibrations related to vehicle use, Coldtainer stand-alone containers are made from highly durable molded polyethylene and food-grade materials, are easy to clean and are in compliance with health and safety standards. All Coldtainer temperature controlled models feature an integrated battery monitor and a user-friendly digital display to view temperature and status, and for precise temperature set point control. The portable cooling containers also record temperatures and have a mobile Bluetooth capability for downloading data to meet recordkeeping requirements.