Follow the ongoing construction of the truck
News in media
- Erik leads a large solar cell project 2020-10-23
- Scania develops solar cell-clad trailer 2020-10-13
- Scania and Midsummer put solar cells on a truck trailer 2020-10-13
- Solar panels on truck trailers will reduce fuel emissions by up to 20 percent 2020-10-09
- Hybrid truck gets pushed by the sun 2020-10-09
Solar cells - Energy for the future
Solar cells are light-sensitive semiconductor diodes that convert light into electric current.
About the truck project
One of the biggest challenges today is to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels to reduce the climate impact, and in Sweden a large part of the fossil fuels are used to drive transport. The goal of this project is to develop new systems with modern solar cells on trucks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport and to balance the electricity grid.
In the project, actors all the way from research (Uppsala University), vehicle manufacturers (Scania), trailer manufacturers (MT Eksjö), solar cell manufacturers (Midsummer), energy companies (Dalakraft) and users (Ernsts Express) will collaborate for a new generation of trucks where solar energy can directly reduce CO2 emissions.
Solar energy production
In 2022, we will monitor solar energy production, reduced CO2 emissions and the truck's position when it is in operation.
Financing and participants in the project
The project is funded by a grant from the Vinnova programme "Challenge-driven innovation".
Information about the project can also be found on Vinnova's website.