Bergstrom to partner with solar energy company

News Truck Parts and Service Staff June 19, 2013

Bergstrom Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with eNow, a clean tech company that designs, develops and manufactures solar-based auxiliary power systems.

As part of the agreement, both companies will market their complimentary products – which are both CARB approved – to the no-idle industry in North America and Europe.

“With unstable fuel prices, increasing idling restrictions and the growing concern about greenhouse gas emissions, the eNow solar system will provide a valuable solution for our customers,” says Jack Shaffer, president and CEO of Bergstrom. “eNow’s solar energy solutions are a great complement to our battery-powered NITE units.”

As a battery-powered, no-idling system, the NITE system is able to generate high BTU cooling capacity without sending damaging emissions into the environment. Bergstrom says this helps drivers reduce emissions and comply with anti-idling laws. It also helps save money on fuel.

The eNow solar-based auxiliary power systems are specifically designed for the transportation industry, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, commercial buses, school buses and military vehicles.

Bergstrom says the system generates power using the company’s proprietary solar system, which is then stored in the on-board battery system and distributed to various truck/trailer functions — such as Bergstrom battery-powered NITE no-idle system — when needed. Solar charging systems range from 30 watts, for keeping batteries charged, to 6,400 watt systems for refrigeration applications.

“We are very excited about this joint marketing agreement with Bergstrom,” says Jeffrey Flath, president and CEO of eNow. “There is huge potential for solar power generation within the transportation industry — both environmentally and financially. The Bergstrom NITE system is a perfect application for this type of solar-based auxiliary power system.”