PolarPanel was founded in 2017 as a commercialization project through the University of Houston's Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. Using the CEO's family background in rail, the team was able to find a large need in the industry for cleaner, cost-efficient transport refrigeration. PolarPanel co-founders are featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Energy list.
As the team competed in competitions (including winning 3rd place at the Department of Energy National Cleantech University Prize, 2nd place at the MIT Cleantech University Prize, and getting to compete in the prestigious Rice Business Plan Competition in its first year), their vision for the industry was continuously validated.
Now focusing on raising funding for its next steps to create the full-scale rail MVP, perform rail conditions testing, and fulfill orders, PolarPanel is on the brink of its cold chain revolution.