Cold chain transportation accounts for 500,000+ refrigerated railcars and trucks in the market today. The current diesel system, is extremely costly and time consuming requiring diesel generator replacement every 7 years if it does not meet emissions standards. With solar refrigeration, the overall cost of generator maintenance and replacement goes down tremendously and boosts an environmental benefit.
70% of the food we eat is transported on the cold chain, not to mention other perishables like medicine and makeup. Adding solar panels to refrigerated transport could eliminate costly, diesel systems to help bring savings and sustainability to all players in the cold chain. PolarPanel uses solar refrigeration technology to address these concerns directly by retrofitting existing refrigerated transport to reduce reliance on diesel and promote a more environmentally-friendly way to ship goods.