What to Know About Solar-Powered Asset Trackers

24 Jun 2024

Asset trackers are a great way to monitor the location and receive other important data regarding your assets. They can reduce theft, ensure assets are never lost, provide customers with accurate ETAs to increase customer satisfaction, monitor how equipment is being used, and even be used to monitor employee location and behavior. The benefits of asset trackers are huge, but they do have one major downside.

The biggest downside to battery-powered asset trackers is the need for the battery to be continuously charged to ensure it is working 24/7 and 365 days a year. If this battery runs out, the asset tracker is completely useless until the battery is recharged or replaced.

Solar-powered asset trackers don’t need to be manually recharged or replaced. Every time they get exposed to sunlight, their battery will recharge. Below, we’ll go over some of the features and benefits of solar-powered asset trackers.

Monitoring and Tracking Capabilities

Like other asset trackers, solar-powered asset trackers allow you to monitor the real-time location of your fixed or mobile asset 24/7 from your smartphone or computer.

Long Battery Life

Solar-powered asset trackers are designed with batteries that are built to last for many years, ensuring that your asset tracker won’t need to be replaced for a long time.


Solar-powered asset trackers are designed for any assets that are exposed to frequent or intermittent sunlight. When the solar panels on the face of these trackers are in sunlight, they recharge the battery, ensuring that the batteries don’t die during operation.

The best solar-powered asset trackers don’t require frequent sunlight, allowing for long periods of darkness without sunlight exposure.


Some solar-powered asset trackers come with alerts that you can configure yourself. These include:

  • Geofence alerts: Set up a virtual boundary and receive an alert when your asset passes beyond your geofence.
  • Change of location: For fixed assets, you can receive an alert whenever a change of location is detected.

Live View GPS Solar-Powered Asset Trackers

At Live View GPS, we offer two state-of-the-art solar asset trackers:

Iridium Solar Asset Tracker: Named for its utilization of the iridium satellite network, this asset tracker is powered by an energy-efficient solar-powered battery designed to weather long low sun periods. Its battery is engineered to last for up to 10 years, requiring no maintenance during this time.

This tracker works anywhere in the world and allows you to access the real-time location on-demand.

SmartOne Solar Asset Tracker: The SmartOne Solar Tracker uses one of the most modern and fastest satellite networks available to provide superb monitoring and tracking capabilities. The battery is built to last up to 10 years and allows users to easily configure reporting times and intervals for custom information delivery.


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