August 13, 2018 3:00 PM, EDT

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting SystemsENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

“Quality and safety are paramount at eNow, so we are proud to take this step. Our patented mounting system includes multiple adhesives and a hi-temp thermoplastic frame. Together, they bond our systems to truck roofs virtually permanently. Currently, we have more than 5,000 trucks with our systems mounted on top of their sleeper-cabs and trailers. Not one has peeled off, even partially,” eNow CEO Jeff Flath said in a statement.

Unlike traditional commercial and residential solar modules which are encased in glass with metal frames, eNow’s panels are thin, flexible and lightweight, according to the Warwick, R.I.-based company.

Its panels are designed to withstand hurricane force winds, ice, snow, sun and high heat. They feature a five-year warranty on parts and labor.

ENow is a unit of Canadian Solar Inc.