The Northwood Fairy Trail | 11.4kW Containerised Off-Grid System |

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Christian Van Outersterp Already ran a successful luxury camping business in a forest near York, England.

His next plan was to create a fairy trail around the nearby forest, where kids could roam in an exciting, electronics-free and safe environment, with a fairy museum/grotto in a cabin, complete with restaurant serving high quality, locally produced food and drinks.

He already had limited electricity on the camp side, but the power company couldn’t connect any further load to that.

He was quoted an exorbitant amount by the local electricity grid for a new connection and as the land was on a lease, Christian wasn’t willing to add value to the land at his cost.

He was also very keen to make this business sustainable, like the campsite.

“We had the ideal secluded rural location, and a successful business nearby.

We were shocked to get an eye watering new connection quote from the District Network Operator.

Its simply was not feasible to pay that much to connect, and then get ever increasing bills.

The prospect of running 100% off a diesel generator wasn’t a sustainable or convenient option. We heard about some European funding to support green businesses, we didn’t think off-grid solar was really an option in the UK until we found Outback Power and Xerogrid.”

  • Christian Van Outersterp,
  • Director Jollydays Luxury Camping UK