About Us - Our Business, Values & History

Energy Development Co-operative Limited (solar-wind.co.uk) was established in 1997 and is based in Oulton Broad, Suffolk, UK.

Starting from very humble beginnings, the company had to pull itself up by it's shoestrings for the first few years of it's existence. A small business start-up grant from Suffolk County Council and a loan from ICOF enabled the company to start trading.

Founded as a workers co-operative, the members wanted to provide it's employees with meaningful and democratic employment. A core aim of the business was (and still is) increasing awareness, education and the availability of solar and wind technologies. The business was registered as a Limited company in 1998.

The business strategy was to target off-grid commercial power applications, with a strong focus on quality, reliability, service and support. Over the next few years, slowly but surely, the client base grew into a diverse range of businesses. We now have some large commercial clients with whom we have been working for almost two decades.

We continue to expand our range of services to ensure we offer the best possible support for our clients, and we provide a range of consultancy, site survey & system design services.

Now, more than ever, the world needs to move to a carbon-free energy supply. At the same time, the requirements for off-grid power sources in the commercial sector have increased dramatically in the world of interconnectivity.

Going forward, we are developing a range of pre-built, modular, off-grid power systems - designed to make the installation and deployment far simpler. Initial trials with shipping container-based systems have proved highly successful.

Our mission is to provide high quality off-grid solar and wind powered solutions ... that work.

wind generator supplied for Network Rail crossing system
The Broads .... home of the EDC.

Our Team

It's our committed and dedicated people who make the company what it is, constantly striving for improvements and to exceed expectations.

Drawn from varied backgrounds, our team have over 50 years of combined experience in the industry. On this new website, we hope to finally get them in front of a camera and get them to introduce themselves ... watch this space !

Customer Testimonials

A few quotes from our clients :

"First a big thank you. We set up the system you designed and it worked perfectly. The attached photographs are the evidence." – JM

"It is a real pleasure to complete this project and see everything working so well. Thanks to you for all your advice and design which helped make this possible." – CD

'Thanks for the kit and your efforts to deliver quickly. It arrived in time and we were able to show it at the client demonstration which went very well.' – SM

"Once again, thank you for all your help & to your colleagues, you have been professional at every stage & the build quality exceeded expectations." – AR