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Ecoinnovation - PowerSpout is our brand

EcoInnovation specialise in off-grid and grid-assisted renewable energy homes in remote NZ and globally.

Globally we manufacture and export the “” brand on hydro turbines, hydro pumps and solar powered water pumps.

In New Zealand we specialise in ELV (<120VDC) generation systems typically from 1-20kW.

EcoInnovation is based on an off-grid property in rural Taranaki.

All our staff live with Renewable Energy every day while at work, we have been in this business for over 20 years - we are experts in renewable energy and water pumping at a domestic/farm scale.

On our own home/business we have a 15kW PV array, we heat hot water with surplus solar PV power in addition to charging electric cars. We have never had a power cut in over 20 years.

Michael (a director of EcoInnovation) completed a technician apprenticeship and studied for both a HND and 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. Michael has had an interest in home scale renewable energy for over 35 years.

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Areas Serviced:

Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Gisborne Region Hawke's Bay Taranaki Manawatu-Wanganui Wellington Tasman Nelson Marlborough West Coast Canterbury Otago Southland

Services Offered:

Solar PV Battery Storage Mini Micro Hydro

EcoInnovation for the Mohari Village Micro-hydro Project in Nepal

This entry was a project for Swiss Charity RIDS to provide a hydro solution in a very remote Nepalese village at 10,000ft (3,000m) above sea level who have never had substantive electric power before..

RIDS have been working out a new design approach to hydro power projects in the area, based on learning from the shortcomings of the previous projects. Most previous systems in Nepal use larger AC-direct turbines that typically exploit low head and high flow sites.

This system used 6 x PowerSpout PLT HP 300V turbines as they are an ideal solution for modern rural electrification projects on a modular approach using multiple turbines, and battery storage to optimise energy usage and provide for peak AC loads.

Michael Lawley of EcoInnovation (makers of PowerSpout turbines) travelled to Nepal to oversee the installation and commissioning of the turbines.

Winner: Best Off-Grid Renewable System (SEANZ Awards 2019)



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Introducing PowerSprout

Globally we manufacture and export the Powersprout brand of hydro turbines, hydro pumps and solar powered water pumps.