Container 42 - Port of Rotterdam

HyET Solar has installed 15 Powerfoil modules on top of a shipping container. The container makes use of different types of sensors to collect data during transport.

The Powerfoil modules generate enough energy to charge batteries that are stored in the container. If another container is placed on top, the stored energy can be used to have the sensors continue to collect data.

Container 42 is a collaboration project between Port of Rotterdam, IBM, Cisco, Intel, HyET Solar and several other companies. The goal of the project is to create the smartest container in the world and collect data to improve and optimize shipping.

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