Solar powered caravan trial in Britain

Britain’s largest holiday park owner is trialling the use of solar power at one of its holiday homes after it was fitted with a PV array (pictured). Haven partnered with […]

Register now!

By Priyanka Shrestha

Britain’s largest holiday park owner is trialling the use of solar power at one of its holiday homes after it was fitted with a PV array (pictured).

Haven partnered with caravan manufacturers Willerby and Environmental Energies and chose Rockley Park, near Poole in Dorset for the trial. The company will monitor the performance of the solar-powered caravan before deciding to roll them out at other locations across the UK.

Daniel Coward, a member of Haven’s sustainability team said: “The benefits in terms of electrical production won’t be huge, we are looking at a generation of around £200-£300 worth of electrical power per annum. But this could be enough to offset the consumption of the holiday home and as accommodation accounts for 40% of the parks consumption, over time this initiative could make a real difference.”

Haven claims it has also installed efficient shower heads, which saves a quarter of the amount of water used per shower, which would save around 8,000 litres of water per year. Another instant heat boost button installation called the Morco Touch is also expected to cut emissions by 20%.