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Go Opv Orenge Truck Solar Panel

Lightweight, efficient organic solar panels available in U.S. to power trucking

Nov. 17, 2020
GO-OPV has launched sustainable ORENgE photovoltaic film in North America, which can be applied to trailer tops for additional power generation.

GO-OPV has made ORENgE commercial-ready, roll-to-roll printed and scalable organic energy-based solar panels available in North American. The near-zero carbon energy solution provides a lightweight and commercial ready solution that can be applied end-to-end on trailers, allowing the sun to serve as an additional power source

These efficient panels generate energy from every angle of the sun and can supply energy to on-board electronics, trailer telemetry and electronic locks, and refrigeration unit motors. They also have the potential to offer battery-electric trucks more power to extend their range.

“ORENgE represents an earth-abundant solution that leverages sustainable and direct current attributes of generating power from light; printed from organic ink, and is positioned to be the most sustainable power source for generations, fostering zero-carbon applications that will result from product diversity and scalability,” GO-OPV President Paul Frischer said.

The company said ORENgE, which is available with or without adhesive, is the only commercial organic technology available in the U.S. that is transparent, non-toxic, flexible, thin, durable, recyclable, sustainable, and cost-competitive. The product is composed of 95% organic materials overall.

GO-OPV said ORENgE has a leading weight-to-power ratio (70 watt-peak/kg), low energy payback (2 months) and produces power at the lowest carbon footprint.

The film also deflects heat gain and generates positive direct energy, becoming more efficient as external temperature increases, unlike crystalline silicon (C-Si) and Copper gallium indium diselenide (CIGS) solar panels.

GO-OPV, which controls the world’s largest supply of ORENgE, offers a client-centric expansion program spanning the ORENgE Energy Service Agreement (OESA) product installation, client acquisition and target market applications.

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