For commercial installations or private dwellings, there could be any number of reasons that you are looking for an independent power solution. It may be because the DNO have quoted a substantial figure for connection, perhaps many tens of thousands of pounds, it may be to do with legal of physical obstacles or it may be because you want to have independence from grid power.
Whatever your motivation, you will want a cost-effective solution that fits both your budget and your performance needs. Our task is to understand what you want to do and provide a solution that makes financial sense both in terms of initial investment and running costs.
Being off grid doesn’t mean you have to make compromises when it comes to energy. Whether you’re needs are commercial or domestic, you can have all the power you need, in just the same way as if you’re connected to the grid. Harnessing renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar or even hydro means that clean and cost effective power is available without generating CO2e or polluting the air.
When that can’t provide all the energy you need, a diesel generator can be integrated too but managed to operate as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
gridtogo™ forms the heart of your off grid system, automatically and efficiently managing all your energy sources and making sure you enjoy the cleanest, trouble free power just as if you are connected to mains.
Where you have grid power that is either unreliable or of insufficient capacity, gridtogo™ can be set up to use what you have got, make up any shortfall using energy stored in the battery and so avoid the need to upgrade your supply. In these cases, when the sun shines or the wind blows, you can even disconnect from the grid and so choose to be on or off the grid or both.
Initially intended as a stop-gap whilst grid power was connected, the gridtogo™ system installed at Featherstone Farm is going strong five some years later and the grid is now out of the equation.