Solar PV for Domestic Grid-Connected Buildings
At the EDC, we don’t supply grid-connected power systems as we
specialise in independent, off-grid power systems. To find out more
about grid-connected solar pv or wind energy, please visit The
Saving Trust where you will find plenty of useful information and
If you are looking to fit solar pv panels to your
grid-connected house or building, then you will be looking at a very
different design scenario than for off-grid buildings.
Essentially, the design of an on-grid system is very simple as there
are normally only two parameters; available installation space and
available budget. The efficiency of the electrical devices used in the
building is not directly relevant, as providing there is a mains
connection, the power won't run out.
If you don't own your own home, or can't afford the often large capital
investment in solar pv panels, you can still make a major statement by
buying your electricity from a clean energy supplier (www.ecotricity.co.uk). This simple
action supports the market for renewable energy in the UK. The signing
over process is totally painless and you won't notice any difference in
We would also strongly encourage households to take advantage of the
free energy saving advice available to them through the Energy
Efficiency Advice Centres. Businesses & commercial
can contact The Carbon Trust
for efficiency information.