GreenTower product development since 2014 resulted in commercial pilots commencing in 2015 and leading to technology performance validation in 2016. Our technology has received recognition from piers by winning a number of local and international awards that has also provided television exposure and coverage in the media.

Eco-V currently has 6 small-scale GreenTower commercial pilot customers that provide real-time online performance data to our Internet based IoT platform. A further 2 commercial pilots have been contracted for the scaled-up containerised GreenTower Microgrid unit, with the first unit undergoing factory testing at our manufacturing facility before installation at a government Community Health Centre (CHC) that provides free health care to a poor community.

The commercial pilots provide a performance baseline that we use to scale up the design by feeding parameters into the GreenTower simulation model. The performance data is also shared with potential customers to help in sales and marketing.

A key GreenTower commercial pilot project installed on 15 August 2015 at Allen Park retirement village involved replacing 5 electric boilers for 5 apartments with a single GreenTower appliance.  A GreenTower IoT controller has been monitoring energy usage since October 2015 simultaneously for 5 apartments using GreenTower and 5 apartments using electric boilers for comparison. Over a 14 month period up to December 2016, ±14,221kWh in energy has been saved with an average saving of 82% (203kWh) per boiler, without optimisation.

The table below shows performance data of our pilot customers over the last 6 months: