Breaking New Ground: Kensite Services’ 9-week demo with CabinTec’s solar-powered toilet in Greater Manchester achieves 100% solar energy use, sparking an order for 30 additional units.
Kensite Services, at the forefront of providing welfare solutions across the UK, embarked on a mission to integrate sustainability into their operations. Partnering with CabinTec, they trialled the innovative SaniSpace Solar single toilet, aiming to significantly reduce their environmental footprint while elevating the on-site experience for users.
Chloe Ainscough, Finance and Commercial Director of Kensite Services was highly satisfied by the CabinTec Solar Toilet and they eagerly anticipate introducing these solar-powered toilets to their customers.
Customer Quote: “We were really pleased with how this unit performed. It has done exactly what CabinTec said it would do, which is very reassuring when talking about a hire product. We have since received our first batch of toilets from CabinTec and look forward to them fulfilling this order between now and year-end.”
Throughout the nine-week test period, the Sanispace Solar single toilet demonstrated excellent performance. Data gathered revealed the toilet was used an average of 16 times per day, indicating its reliability and efficiency in meeting the site’s sanitation needs. The solar panels provided 100% of the electrical energy required, even on days with minimal sunlight.
The Solar Toilet is an eco-friendly and highly energy-efficient portable toilet solution designed and developed by CabinTec. This unit uses solar power to create a self-sustainable sanitation solution. The key features of the Solar Toilet include:
- 3 x 150w solar panels with inverter
- Victron MPPT smart controller
- 3 x 150AH deep cell batteries
- 240V battery charger for winter top-up
- 12V Webasto water and heating system with automatic frost protection
- Drop-through toilet
- Full-forearm sink
- 500L waste tank
- 400L fresh water tank
- 53L diesel tank
The Solar Toilet boasts an exceptional battery life, capable of operating for 20-24 days on a full charge. This remarkable autonomy is achieved through its efficient solar panels, which actively recharge the batteries from March to October, significantly reducing the need for external power sources. In the winter months, to maintain the batteries’ longevity and performance, it is advisable to top them up via mains electricity every 10-14 days, ensuring consistent and reliable operation throughout the year.
The implementation of the Solar Toilet brings numerous benefits, including reduced carbon emissions, minimised noise pollution, and decreased dependency on fossil fuels. In addition to its environmental advantages, the Solar Toilet also offers cost savings. Compared to a standard diesel-generated toilet, this unit can provide up to an 80% reduction in running costs.
With CabinTec’s Solar range, you can benefit from sustainability, environmental friendliness, and cost-effectiveness. In addition to contributing to a greener future, this portable sanitation solution provides a reliable and convenient option for on-site sanitation.
Interested in exploring how our sustainable solutions can benefit your business? Contact our sales team today for more information and tailored advice.