On Lipsi Island, where the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary will be located, the renewable energy team is aiming to create a research base and veterinary clinic that may fully function using renewable energy sources. With the average monthly sunshine on Lipsi reaching approximately 400 hours, and winter sunshine hours still above 100, solar panels are an optimal source of renewable energy. One of the current tasks of the team is to calculate the electricity demand and then select the appropriate amount of photovoltaic panels and/or windmills (household installations).
The second task to make the base sustainable, is designing a water and sewage system. The aim is to use rainwater for toilet flushing (also grey water), laundry and gardening to reduce water requirements of a typical household by 70%.