Sunday 29 November, 2020

Company aims to transform T&T with solar-powered homes

Imagine living in a home that produces clean energy, using the power of the sun, built right here in Trinidad and Tobago.

Enter the Eco Pod, an energy-efficient building that is fully powered by solar energy.

Provided by local company Davis Ecolife, this transformative new housing concept can be adapted for both residential and commercial needs.

The structure, currently on display at Grand Bazaar, features a 10 kilowatt Solar system with battery backup – more than enough energy to power home appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators.

The highly efficient gel type battery recharges by day and also stores power for night time usage.

Another major advantage of the Eco Pod is the pod’s fast construction time, the company says.

Instead of the average building time of a traditional home, which could last anywhere from six months to years, the company says the Eco Pod “can be up and running in as little as 2-3 months”.

Super savings that benefit the environment

It need not be said that switching to solar is a huge benefit for the environment, cutting down on the use of traditional carbon-based fuel and reducing one’s carbon footprint.

It’s a win-win situation as the company says the Eco Pod will also generate annual energy savings.

“Since the pod is 100% solar powered, electricity consumption charges are virtually non-existent. All the power comes naturally and so, no bills will surprise you at the end of each month.”

As if that was not enough, citizens are also entitled to tax credits for using some solar-powered equipment, which means savings in the short and long-term.

The company’s eco-friendly Pods can also be a good way to earn much-needed USD through tourism-related ventures.

Cost-effective building

The Eco Pod is also constructed with high-quality, durable materials, while staying within current home construction pricing.

The Eco Pod is also built fully up to spec in accordance with current Town and Country building standards.

The company added that the Eco Pod’s solar system also has a two-year warranty, which provides even more security for homeowners venturing into solar power for the first time.

The company says the Eco Pod uses the highest grade of industrial materials, guaranteed to endure dynamic local weather conditions.

Additionally, the Eco Pod is adaptable based on each homeowner’s needs. Whether one wants a tiny home of 685 feet, or a larger single or multi-storey home, or a commercial building the company is happy to accommodate each requirement.

Homeowners seeking financing need not worry as the Eco Pod is also recognized by many local banks. Once applicants meet the usual requirements they should be free to start building their own eco-friendly, energy efficient Eco Pod.


Experience the Eco Pod

The Eco Pod is also available for free tours at the company’s base in Grand Bazaar.

To schedule a visit, give them a call on 325-6424 or 284-0310, or visit them online at or on Facebook at, or email them at

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