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Kenneth Dibben House

Multi-tenanted office building

Southampton | Hampshire | South East England

At a glance

  • 235 kWp solar system  
  • 522 Solar panels  
  • Installed in April 2022  
  • Energy saving: 200,000 kWh/year  
  • CO2 saving: 50 Tonnes / year  
  • Custom branded dashboard


Kenneth Dibben House (KDH) is situated in the University of Southampton Science Park and is a two-floor, 5,000 sq ft multi-tenanted property with a standing seam Kalzip roof. The property experiences high energy consumption during office hours due to the research labs and offices situated inside the building.


Energy cost saving: After the first year of installation, when the energy production and consumption data were assessed, it was concluded that 76% of the building's energy requirements are fulfilled with the renewable solar energy produced.  

Payback period: Due to the high self-consumption of the produced solar energy, the property has a short payback period of around 3 years.  

Export management and energy monitoring: Absolar facilitated the implementation of export management, enabling KDH to sell the unused energy generated by the PV system. Additionally, Absolar designed a customised dashboard that allows building occupants and our client to monitor real-time solar production.

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Absolar gave us a rundown of what they thought as a best way to go. They are tremendous, they are energetic, they are passionate about what they do, working with them was a great opportunity for both of us."

Stuart Perry

Operations Director, University of Southampton Science Park

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