Geoforce 101: The Power of Solar in GPS Asset Tracking  - Geoforce

Geoforce 101: The Power of Solar in GPS Asset Tracking 

Learn how solar-powered GPS trackers can provide both short-term and long-term benefits.

Having solar capability on your asset tracking device is a game changer when it comes to your device’s battery life. Solar provides continuous, sustainable energy to power the tracking devices, which offers a variety of both short and long-term benefits.  

Here are eight ways solar works within asset tracking (and how you can benefit from it):  

Continuous Power Supply: Solar-powered GPS tracking devices can operate continuously without frequent battery replacements or manual recharging. This is especially important for assets in remote areas or long-term tracking applications, as it ensures the tracking device remains operational.   

Extended Battery Life:Solar-powered tracking devices can have extended battery life even with smaller batteries because they can recharge themselves during daylight hours. This is crucial for assets that must be tracked for extended periods, reducing maintenance and replacement costs. This can lead to cost savings and increased operational efficiency, particularly in large-scale GPS tracking deployments. 

Remote Tracking: Solar can be used on cellular or satellite devices which means you can reap the benefits of tracking even if you’re in remote or off-grid locations where access to power sources might be limited or unavailable. This makes them ideal for tracking assets such as shipping containers, construction equipment, or railcars because of the ability to hold battery even while pinging frequently.  

Environmental Impact: Solar-powered tracking systems have a lower environmental impact than traditional battery-powered devices requiring regular battery replacements. By harnessing renewable energy, these systems reduce the overall carbon footprint associated with tracking operations. 

Cost Savings: While the upfront cost of solar-powered tracking devices may be higher, they can result in cost savings over the long term. This is due to the reduced need for battery replacements, maintenance visits, and labor costs associated with battery management. 

Higher Frequency Tracking: Solar power enables near higher frequency tracking of assets without worrying about the tracking device going offline due to a drained battery. This is particularly important for critical assets. 

    Reduced Downtime: Traditional battery-powered tracking devices may experience downtime during battery replacement or recharging. Solar-powered devices significantly reduce or eliminate this downtime, ensuring continuous tracking and data transmission. 

      Scalability: Solar-powered tracking systems can be scaled easily. Whether you need to track a single asset or an entire fleet, you can deploy solar-powered trackers without being limited by power availability. 

      In summary, solar power GPS offers continuous operation, longevity, and cost-efficiency, making it a compelling choice for varied GPS tracking needs. 

      About Geoforce   

      Geoforce was founded in 2007 with the simple belief that the chaos and pain of field operations could be alleviated with technology. Since 2007, our mission has been to build the largest global network of connected field assets to provide operational intelligence to companies involved in field operations worldwide.   

      Combining a cloud-based software platform with rugged GPS tracking devices on both global satellite and cellular networks, Geoforce’s solutions provide:  

      • Efficient asset location and retrieval.  
      • Rental invoice auditing.  
      • Service delivery verification.  
      • Inspection compliance.  
      • Equipment maintenance alerts.  

      Our core values unite our team at Geoforce, help us deliver exceptional products and services to our customers, and keep our company rooted in growth and innovation.