Stay Ahead of the Green Agenda with Solar Technology from Ryder

Around 5% saving on fuel consumption

CO2 emissions reduced by 4 tonnes per vehicle per year

Naturally harvested energy helps Extend battery life

Customer challenge

  • Reduce its corporate carbon footprint and deliver yet more environmental initiatives
  • Decrease its supply chain costs by seeking out continuous improvement opportunities
  • Stay ahead of the competition in a fiercely fought market place


  • ‘First of its kind’ solar solution that reduces diesel costs and vehicle emissions
  • Solar mats fitted to the roofs of 16 Ryder 18t rigid vehicles, utilising the harvested energy to offset the use of diesel
  • Fully-managed, integrated system that has no impact on the operation or the driver, other than to deliver benefits

 Customer benefits

  • £11,800 saved in diesel in 12 months. 5% total fuel saving compared to non-solar
  • Accelerated their environmental marketing strategy
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 64 tonnes per annum
  • £100 per year saving on engine battery maintenance, year on year

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