The EDC (solar-wind.co.uk) was founded in 1997, in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Our
first major milestone was a European Commission 'Thermie' research
project, regarding the development of new wind turbine
During 1998 we developed our own in-house system design process,
since proven with the successful installation of over 5000
independant power systems worldwide. We were also the first major
UK company to offer free system design to our clients.
In the years since, the EDC has emerged as one of the UK's
leading off-grid power specialists. Having built up a loyal
customer base of commercial clients, the company has grown
In 2003 we introduced our 'plug & play' power systems -
enabling the use of local contractors for the installation, rather
than sending our technicians hundreds of miles just to connect a
few cables. This service has proved very popular with commercial
2008 saw the launch of our new website and online webstore -
allowing our clients to order a wide range of specialised goods
online. The new website has been a huge success, averaging over
1800 visitors per day with the numbers steadily rising.
In early 2009 the EDC moved into new, larger premises which has
far improved workshop and office facilities. We have also been
implementing quality standards, with the aim of acheiving ISO 9001
in the near future.
Since 2011, EDC have been involved in the development of an off-grid power system for railway crossings. The prototype system has now been running successfully for over 2 years. In 2013, five more of these systems are being rolled out across the UK rail network.
We are aiming to open our new Iberian branch of the company soon, in south-east Spain. We look forward to working closer with our many clients based in Spain and the surrounding areas.