EcoInnovation have been in the off-grid renewable energy business for almost 20 years. In this time many things have changed:
Solar PV has fallen by almost 2000% in real terms mainly thanks to Chinese mass production.
Electronics have got better and are lower cost due to higher global volumes, Chinese production or offshore outsourced manufacturing.
Global web platforms have allowed many NZ based clients to buy from off-shore (often avoiding GST). This GST loophole in NZ is ending soon, it has made it uneconomic to sell many off-grid renewable energy products in this small and cost sensitive NZ market.
Electric cars are sparking an interest in home generation to a wider audience.
The holy grail of cost effective batteries seems one step closer every day.
Pollution and global warming are accepted (by all but a small vocal minority). Nobody can fix these problems alone, but we can all lead by example; reduce, reuse, recycle, electric cars and the uptake of renewable energy. These are thing we can do – so what are you waiting for?
While these changes were occurring EcoInnovation (under the PowerSpout brand) has been working hard developing a range of hydro turbines that sell well globally. With this development work coming to an end, we have decided to re-join the NZ market for internet based sales for off-grid products with a focus on ELV systems.
Whether it be a part, a complete system design/supply/install or just some professional advice we are here to help.