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Solar provides 73% of TRU’s energy needs

UK: Sunswap’s Endurance zero-emission transport refrigeration unit has been shown to provide an impressive 73% of a TRU’s energy requirement in a recent trial.

The Endurance unit harnesses cutting-edge battery technology and on-board solar power generation to provide zero direct emission refrigeration. 

The trial, conducted by chilled and frozen food distribution company Moores Refrigeration Controlled Transport (MRCT), showcased the unit’s ability to maintain optimal temperatures and performance levels. During the trial an impressive 73% of the energy used by the Sunswap Endurance unit came from on-board solar generation.

Founded in 1969, MRCT is looking to take significant steps towards a more sustainable future, aligning with its strategy for environmentally sound solutions.

The potential impact of integrating just a single Sunswap unit into MRCT’s fleet reveals projected annual savings of 113 tonnes of Scope 1 CO2 emissions, 1.1 tonnes of NOx and 34kg of particulate matter.

Impressed with the trial, MRCT MD David Brown said: “Not only did it maintain optimal temperatures throughout our chilled delivery routes, but it also significantly reduced our environmental impact. Our drivers and traffic teams also found the system user-friendly and easy to use.”

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