The Importance of Solar-powered Asset Tracking

The Advantages of Solar-Powered Asset Tracking

Losing track of valuable assets can be a source of immense stress, potentially jeopardizing partnerships and commitments. The fear of theft or loss during transit can keep business owners up at night. However, thanks to advancements in technology, such as solar-powered asset tracking solutions, supply chains can now ensure the safe and timely delivery of their assets. Imagine having detailed information about the location of your assets and supplies at any given moment. With solar-powered trackers like SODAQ’s Track Solar and TRACK Extreme, this level of control and peace of mind can become a reality.

Maximizing Return on Investment with Solar-Powered Trackers

GPS trackers have become increasingly affordable and accessible in today’s market. However, when considering an investment in a tracking device, it is crucial to evaluate the long-term benefits that solar-powered trackers offer over their battery-dependent counterparts. The advantages of solar-powered devices are remarkable and can make a significant difference in terms of longevity, sustainability, and overall efficiency.

One standout feature of solar-powered trackers is their extended lifespan. Unlike battery-powered devices, solar trackers, such as the SODAQ TRACK, can operate for at least 10 years. Even in the absence of sunlight, these trackers can continue transmitting signals for a minimum of one month, ensuring uninterrupted tracking capabilities.

TRACK Solar on Use Case

Investing in solar-powered trackers goes beyond immediate benefits; it represents a commitment to a sustainable future. Governments worldwide are actively pursuing ambitious sustainability goals, and by eliminating the need for batteries, solar-powered devices play a vital role in reducing environmental impact. This transition to solar power is supported by governments, and this support is expected to grow in the coming years. By choosing solar energy over conventional batteries, your company can make a resounding statement and contribute to the future well-being of our planet.

The benefits of solar-powered asset tracking:

Solar-powered tracking devices offer a host of additional benefits:

  • Reduced maintenance: Thanks to their long lifespan, solar-powered trackers require less frequent maintenance compared to other devices as they do not require battery replacements.
  • Compact design: These devices are designed to be compact and low-powered, ensuring they can continue operating on solar energy. While the sun may not shine every day, the device can maintain its functionality consistently.
  • Reduced CO2 footprint: By embracing solar power, your company actively contributes to reducing its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This environmentally conscious choice aligns with sustainability goals and promotes a greener future.
  • Seamless integration: Solar-powered trackers are easily integrated into your smart/IoT environment. Their compatibility ensures smooth and hassle-free incorporation into your existing technology infrastructure.
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By opting for solar-powered tracking devices, you unlock these additional advantages, including decreased maintenance, compact design, a reduced CO2 footprint, and effortless integration with your smart/IoT setup.


When it comes to asset tracking, solar-powered devices like SODAQ’s TRACK Extreme or TRACK Solar offer remarkable advantages that set them apart. These devices not only match the capabilities of standard GPS trackers but also surpass them in several key aspects.

As mentioned above, one major feature worth noting is their significantly longer product lifetime, coupled with reduced maintenance requirements when compared to battery-powered tracking devices. By investing in solar-powered trackers, your company can enjoy extended usage without the hassle of frequent replacements or upkeep.

Furthermore, the growing importance of sustainability cannot be overlooked. Solar-powered tracking devices embody an eco-conscious approach that aligns with the demands of our time. By showcasing your commitment to environmental responsibility through these devices, you send a powerful message that your company cares about the future of our planet.

"With the TRACK Solar, we are already saving the equivalent of more than 50 non-rechargeable batteries per device over a 5-year lifespan. What's even more exciting is that we can go batteryless by using e-peas AEM10941 and a supercapacitor to store solar panel charge during periods when sunlight isn't available. This means we can achieve a completely batteryless solution, with unlimited charge cycles and a much more sustainable device."

Want to learn more?

SODAQ has already overcome numerous challenges in the field of asset tracking. As one of the leading companies in this domain, our expertise assists businesses worldwide in gaining oversight and reducing costs, all while striving towards an environmentally friendly IoT environment. Interested in learning more about why solar-powered asset tracking is the next crucial step for your company? You can find further information here.

Closed Loop Management

Reduce risk and loss and boost supply chain performance with real-time visibility. Integrate the SODAQ TRACK Stealth into reusable small containers and boxes moving through your closed loop supply chain, providing you with control over moving assets.

For who?

Organizations with closed-loop supply chains looking to increase transparency and streamline the flow of assets throughout both their own and customer facilities.

  • Create a connected, transparent supply chain that delivers real-time visibility at every stage.

  • Receive location, motion or temperature threshold alerts, revealing the exact time and location.

  • Receive powerful data that enables you to make smarter supply chain decisions. With more control, you can minimize loss and waste, protect content integrity and reduce costs.

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Using the TRACK Stealth allows you to monitor the temperature, motion and location of reusable supply chain assets. The Stealth is powered by a rechargeable supercapacitor which allows for an endless number of charging cycles and is able to power the device for up to 3 months.