Renewable energy option
The V5 Hybrid has been optimised to have the lowest carbon footprint possible in both manufacturing and energy consumption. Seabin Projects research and development team have been busy with finding the best solution for powering the V5 Hybrid using the lowest energy consumption possible.
The Seabin is powered by a small submersible water pump underneath the Seabin which uses either 110V or 220V. Extensive testing with a 12V pump found it unsuitable in performance and the solar capabilities much more difficult than using the 110/220V pump.
Depending on the location of the Seabins and technology available, solar, wind, water and wave power may be used. Where available by energy providers, Green energy or solar credits may also be used to power the Seabins.