Energy Development Co-operative Limited
The Energy Development Co-operative Limited was established in 1997 and is based in Oulton Broad, Suffolk, UK. Our core business is supplying renewable energy technologies for off-grid energy applications. We provide high quality, stand-alone, solar and wind power solutions. Our experienced System Design Team design power systems for a wide variety of applications, for use anywhere around the world.
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- Renewable Energy
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- Globally (various continents)
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At the EDC we are passionate about renewable energy and the world's transition to a more sustainable future. We believe that the intelligent use and generation of energy is a vital part of this process.
Our mission is to supply well designed, reliable, independent, off-grid solar and wind power systems.
Our company's core philosophy is based around quality of products, quality of service and quality of life. We understand that quality and sustainability are irrevocably linked, which is why it's at the heart of everything we do.
The EDC is owned by it's employees which puts the company in the privileged position of having highly committed and motivated staff.
As an ethical company, we treat our customers the way we would like to be treated - with respect, honesty and integrity.
The EDC 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 technologies.
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 steadily.
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 clients.
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.
The EDC is a people orientated company, formed as a worker's co-operative to provide sustainable and democratic employment within the local community.
It's our committed, passionate and dedicated people who make the company what it is, constantly striving for improvements and to exceed our customer's expectations.
Our staff and engineers work together across business lines and national boundaries to deliver the full benefits of EDC's experience and knowledge. At the same time, they form strong, one-to-one relationships with the people within the companies we partner.
Drawn from many backgrounds, our staff have a wide range of expertise. Our people share:
- a determination to be the best-informed experts in their areas;
- a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism;
- a passion for adding value to the companies that they work with.
Most importantly, our people enjoy what they do.