Talman Associates Ltd
Solar in Motion - Solar PV Power for commercial vehicles
The increasing use of solar technology as a source of renewable energy is well documented. In transportation the technology has been used for decades by NASA. In consumer markets it is increasingly seen on boats and caravans and motor homes.
B2B Partnerships for saving vehicle energy
Talman Associates is working collaboratively with OEM partners and its supply chain on the adoption of solar photovoltaic energy in the commercial vehicle and public transportation sectors.
The principles governing our work in this sector are as follows:-
Clear evidence on energy savings by the reduction of carbon fuels
Potential additional source of power for operating systems e.g. lighting & telecoms
Durability in all operating conditions
Integrated into vehicle or trailer design
Suitable for retrofit
Ease of application and maintenance
A sustainable solution
Value Proposition for the commercial vehicle and transportation industries
The value proposition for these sectors includes:-
Reduces fuel consumption - measurable
Reduces CO2 emissions - measurable
Reduces alternator and generator use
Extends battery life
Provides power when the vehicle is not in use e.g. telecoms
Provides silent energy
Promotes a healthier environment
Our expertise is based on our knowledge of light weight thin film flexible photovoltaic materials combined with relevant attachment materials, charge controllers, data loggers and batteries. We work closely with all leading international producers and in certain examples academia to produce tailored solutions relevant to the client’s specific requirements.
Typical client engagement is as follows:-
Agree power generation required
Determine attachment and connection methods
Trial with at least one vehicle or trailer
Monitor performance against vehicle operation and prevailing solar conditions
Review and finalise specification
Implement supply chain
FLOOD PROTECTION - PORTABLE SOLUTIONS TO FLOOD RISK
Talman Associates offers the Flood-Protect affordable emergency flood protection system as a means of rapidly deploying a flexible, extendable, high strength dam system alongside banks (rivers, reservoirs, coasts etc.), protection to properties, access locations and as second line defences.
The increased frequency and intensity of floods in the United Kingdom is well documented. Whilst planners and other appropriate bodies look to minimise long term impacts, the danger to inadequately protected urban and rural environments from flood is real and present.
Flood-Protect has been developed based on our experience of over 20 years in the use of high performance technical textiles in leak prevention. This experience has been combined with the manufacturing expertise of our supply partners Protan Elmark who are one of Europe’s principal producers of prefabricated portable structures and barriers.
SUB CONTACT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR TRADE AND NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
Talman Associates offers sub contract management services to businesses particularly in the non-profit and trade association sector. Management services include establishing training programmes, creating reenue streams, enhancing member benefits, database establishment and management and comprehensive administrative support.
PRO-ACTIVE MARKETING, ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS SUPPORT
We believe the principles of our business as outlined in our introduction lend themselves well to the requirements of this sector. This combined with our organisational skills and ‘can do’ approach provides a highly effective and competitive solution for trade bodies who often have to rely on enthusiastic individual members who at best can devote only a fraction of their valuable time or at worst are perceived to exert undue influence on what should be an impartial independent reference point for advice and best practice.
Complete management and administration
Database establishment and management
Raising awareness and influence
Enhancing members benefits
PR, web, social media and other promotion
Creating other revenue streams
Establishing training programmes
Governance, Code of Practice and compliance reviews