Thetford and Solar Team Eindhoven – Solar Team
Thetford and Solar Team Eindhoven, a combination that makes sense. On the 10th September , Solar Team Eindhoven presented their Self-sustaining House on Wheels (SHOW) – a fully solar- powered motorhome of the future.
Thetford contributed to this project of Technical University Eindhoven by providing expertise and products for cooking, cooling, and sanitation in this revolutionary motorhome.
Motorhome of the future?
Solar Team Eindhoven proves we can not only drive, but also live in a motorhome powered by the sun. The solar panels make the vehicle completely self-sufficient, providing all appliances with electricity. No charging is required. The motorhome has everything you need for comfortable living. Sleeping, sanitation, cooking, watching television, and the ability to charge mobile devices. All is possible with the solar energy the SHOW generates. When parked, the vehicle can expand the roof upwards. By doing so, the solar panels’ surface doubles in size. The interior of the motorhome is designed efficiently, prioritizing comfort for the daily lives of the residents.
Thetford proudly used their expertise to provide the Solar Team with custom-made products for cooking, cooling, and sanitation. Of course, all within the design rules of the SHOW: minimum weight, completely electric with minimum energy usage, and an excellent user experience.
Epic road trip to inspire a sustainable future
On the 19th September , the Solar House on Wheels will embark on a road trip from Eindhoven to Tarifa, the southernmost tip of Spain. While it might take quite some time before motorhomes like these will be on the road for regular holidays, the Solar Team expressed they aim to inspire as many people as they can during their 3000km road trip. With a fresh view of the RV-market the young team shows the many possibilities in sustainable traveling. With their project, they hope to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable future.
A combination that makes sense
Thetford is a premium brand supplier of sanitary solutions, refrigerators, and cooking appliances for motorhomes and caravans. Thetford stands for quality, creativity, and innovation. Sustainability and environmental consciousness are important themes when developing new solutions. The T2000 series, a range of fully electric fridges with low energy usage is a prime example of the path Thetford is taking towards a more sustainable future. A perfect match with Solar Team Eindhoven, which has consistently won the world competition of solar cars by showing excellence in sustainable innovation and technology. A combination that makes sense, resulting in a remarkable partnership with an incredible result.