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Sanitov Studio’s Sustainable Houseboat

Sanitov Studios Houseboat
Technology Solar PV
System Size 2 kW
Annual generation 1,461 kWh
Annual Carbon Reductions 1 tonne
Modules Panasonic H250
Inverter Enecysys Micro Inverters
Yearly Income & Savings £379










Sanitov Studios, a design think tank which develops sustainable designs for an increasingly urbanised future, contacted Enviko to install solar panels on one of their latest creations, an innovative and sustainable houseboat.

With sustainability a major focus for the houseboat, The Ark was built using renewable energy and it is built using locally sourced timber, with energy efficient lighting and rainwater recycling. But what really makes the prototype houseboat unique, and makes it a design with much future potential, is its use of – and reliance on – solar electricity.

Enviko fitted the upper deck with Panasonic’s high efficiency, hybrid H250 solar module. The 2 kWp system will produce 1716 kWh whilst offsetting around a tonne of CO2 emissions.

Since its completion back in November 2011, it has received a great deal of publicity and was part of the London Design Festival. It also housed members of the Danish Olympic team during the London Olympics, whilst moored at St. Katherines Dock.

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The financial logic becomes obvious when you consider that returns on these systems can be as high as 15% and the obvious fact that traditional energy prices have risen far faster than inflation

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