Renewable Energy

At D2i Management, we are always looking at new (and of course better!) ways of doing things – after all, ‘If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got’.

As a result, we’ve made our London Office as green as possible – with the installation of 1.2Kw of Solar Panels, batteries and associated equipment.

Now that might not sound like a lot for an office, but in case you didn’t know, our London office is actually a 57′ Dutch Barge.  As a back-up, she is connected to 240v shoreline power, but the aim is to minimise our reliance on ‘dirty power’ and improve our environment.

D2i London Office

We are achieving this by utilising a system that has a battery bank charged by solar as it’s primary power source, switching to grid-power when the internal battery voltage drops below a pre-set level, then seamlessly reconnecting to solar power when the battery voltage reaches significant charge again.

One of our ‘horizon’ projects is to look at how you can retro-fit a hybrid drive system to an existing vessel – watch this space!