Humble beginnings

In 2008, Xerogrid Director Ian Emberton bought a rural property in Spain as a base for his motorcycle racing business. After all, Spain is the motorcycle racing capital of the world! It was a large property, but without any connection to utilities such as gas, water, phone line and electricity. Gas came in bottles, water was delivered or collected, but electricity provision was from diesel generators.
Building a new independent solar power system became a €30,000 cost and planning headache. Ian persevered and developed his own off-grid, solar-powered system using batteries and inverters from Outback Power. The first system was the envy of many local residents who wanted the same. Back in the UK, Ian found similar issues. For example, a farmer in York’s new build project was thwarted by a £68,000 connection fee. Xerogrid installed a system for £30,000. Environmentally-friendly, and without ever-increasing bills.

Developing relationships

Through these early projects, Ian formed Xerogrid. He began to build bespoke solar systems for customers in Spain, the UK. He also took on the challenges of exporting equipment and installing systems in Ghana. Here, Xerogrid installed the country’s largest privately owned off-grid system to run a fruit drinks factory, which soon won him the distributorship with Outback Power in the UK and Spain. Xerogrid now deliver turnkey solutions. We offer fixed price, eco friendly remote power generation and new grid connections in rural or capacity-restricted areas in the UK and Spain and Africa.

Xerogrid today

Now, Xerogrid has galvanised links with several global reputable manufacturers of solar equipment. Xerogrid distributes Victron Energy Equipment, UK SOL solar panels, Outback Power, LE Wind Turbines, Exeron modular mission critical systems along with on-grid and off-grid accessories to consumers in the DIY market, installers and end-to-end commercial clients worldwide.

ready to talk solar when you are!

By phone on +44 (0) 113 898 0017, email, on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, we are happy to have an initial conversation about your project.

Ian Emberton
Managing Director & Sales
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