Uniquely, Titan is a hybrid system that combines power produced from lightweight, high power solar panels combined with a kinetic energy recovery system that converts braking energy into electrical energy, which is stored along with the solar energy in long-life lightweight lithium batteries.
Available exclusively from Marshall Fleet Solutions, the Titan system will be unveiled for the first time on the MFS stand at the forthcoming TCS&D exhibition in Peterborough in September, where the system will be displayed on a Mercedes Sprinter home delivery vehicle that will be fitted with a Thermo King V200 refrigeration system.
Announcing details of the Titan range, Mark Howell, managing director at Marshall Fleet Solutions said: “By using a combination of solar power, KER’s, and on-board energy storage, Titan provides 100% consistent power to the refrigeration system, reducing fuel costs, noise and most importantly, emissions.”
Suitable for both new vehicles as well as for retrofitting to existing vehicles, Titan from MFS is available in two variants. The Solar-Kinetic version comprises solar panels and the state-of-the-art kinetic recovery unit to power a lightweight lithium battery, making them ideal for all diesel-powered vehicles. The Solar version utilises solar panels only to power a lightweight lithium battery, so is suited to electric vehicles or for vehicles with limited daily mileage.
With Titan, the solar panels utilize all the vehicle’s available roof space. Energy is stored in a high-powered on-board battery to electrically power the fridge unit. The batteries are charged overnight and topped up during use by harnessing both the solar and kinetic energy recovery from the Titan system.
Another significant advantage of the Titan system is that it functions with a one-hour key-out holdover, ensuring that there is no requirement to run the vehicle to power the system during lunch breaks or deliveries, as well as ensuring a timed pulldown function for preparing the vehicle for loading in advance.