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SOLAR SUCCESS STORY

Discover how ACETECH™ solutions have improved the performance of our client’s emergency service fleets.

 

SOLAR PANELS POWER FLEETS FOR LESS

The NAS needed to find a way to help emergency service drivers charge their vehicles equipment quickly,
reliably and in a cost-effective manner.

Industry:

Emergency Service

Client:

National Ambulance Service

Location:

Ireland

Date:

2014-2017

Challenge:

Find a cost effective and eco way to charge equipment

Solution:

ACETECH SOLAR™

CHALLENGE

It is vital to have sufficiently charged batteries to operate emergency service vehicles, however improper battery use can drive up fleet costs. ACETECH™ continuously monitors the National Ambulance Service fleet and identified alarming trends of low and critical battery levels, as well as excessive idling resulting in frequent battery replacements. (1 battery per year on RRVS). A convenient, reliable and cost-effective way to charge the batteries was needed.

SOLUTION

ACETECH™ recommended installing an eco-friendly solar panel module called ACETECH™ SOLAR. The system delivers a constant trickle charge to the batteries. This unlimited supply of energy reduces the need for drivers to return to base for shoreline charge (keeps the fleet on the road) and minimises engine idling for charge (improves the battery life).

RESULT

ACETECH™ installed the SOLAR module in the full fleet of NAS emergency service vehicles in 2013. Analysis of a 2013 Forrester RRV over a 4 year period showed:

    • Fuel Savings (-300L) (€348)

    • Battery Replacement (-2) (€530)

    • VOR *Savings (3hrs) (€195)

    • Shoreline Cost Savings (€1,400)

    • Grid Savings (€275)

    • Total Savings: (€2,748)

    • Carbon Savings (879kg) *VOR – Vehicle Off Road

SUCCESS
300L FUEL SAVINGS PER VEHICLE

Solar powered vehicles create a fully operational and eco-friendly fleet, while reducing fuel and maintenance costs.

 
  • - Maintenance
  • - Fuel
  • - Costs
  • - ECO Footprint
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