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Stockport Council go live with TRAILAR Solar technology!!


Stockport Council, are working hard to achieve net zero by 2030.


In 2021 they launched their initial ‘Climate Action Now’ (CAN) plan which underpins their strategy to achieve net zero emissions through: reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and infrastructure, promoting and enabling cycling, walking and use of public transport, promoting a less wasteful, low carbon economy and increasing renewable energy supply across the borough.

On their journey to create a more climate friendly borough, and in partnership with Totally Local Company they’re working hard to do the best for the environment and that’s they’ve teamed up with TRAILAR www.trailar.co.uk.


We are the market leader in solar transport technology, with the mission to make commercial vehicles ‘greener’. Ultra-thin solar panels are fitted to the roof space of existing or new vehicles, the fitted technology actively reduces the vehicles emissions by reducing fuel consumption, with solar energy powering all onboard electrical equipment.

TRAILAR has now been installed on 6 bin lorries operated by Totally Local Company in the Stockport area and it is estimated that by using this solar technology each of these refuse trucks will save up to 400 litres of fuel and more than 1,000KG of carbon emissions each year.

In addition, there may also be other potential savings brought about by the benefits of improved battery care and a vehicle tracking system that allows performance to be checked in real time through the systems telematics platform.


Councillor Mark Roberts - Stockport Council

“We want Stockport to be carbon neutral by 2038 and we’re working hard to make it a greener, smarter more enterprising place. When the opportunity was presented to work with a local firm and their market leading environmental technology we couldn’t turn it down!

This technology harnesses solar energy to reduce the volume of fuel required to generate the power that runs all on-board electrical equipment minimising the vehicles emissions.

The TRAILAR telematics platform will allow us to accurately gauge the benefit that Stockport is obtaining from Solar. We are really looking forward to working with the TRAILAR team”.


David Hughes, CEO Totally Local Company www.totallylocalcompany.co.uk

“We’re really excited about this new partnership which builds on our already strong green credentials. When the opportunity was presented to work with a local firm and their market leading environmental technology we jumped at the chance – and lots of local authorities are following our lead!


The TRAILAR telematics platform will allow us to accurately gauge the benefit obtained from solar. We are really looking forward to working with the TRAILAR team”.

TRAILAR supports more than 100 commercial fleets in 15 countries around the world to reduce their environmental impact, supporting them to tackle emissions as well as providing valuable communications insight.


Ian Hulme – Business Development Manager, TRAILAR

I’m really pleased that TRAILAR has now started to support the decarbonisation of the refuse truck fleet in Stockport. I’m looking forward to working closely with Stockport Council and Totally Local Company to increase the fleets utilisation of our solar technology, to tackle air quality and fossil fuel emissions”.


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