About Us

Our Company

Entrust Microgrid, formed in 2016, specialises in smart microgrid systems that maximise user’s benefits from embedded solar PV, heat pumping system, energy storage system, EV charger and other smart energy appliances, and provide the grid with great flexibility.

Entrust Smart Microgrid is a smart hybrid utility-voltage DC- and AC-networked local power system with renewable energy (such as solar PV and wind power, heat pump, etc.) and energy storage (such as battery, heat and cooling storage) and other smart energy appliances and devices, for the built environment, from domestic homes to large buildings and communities.

Entrust Smart Microgrid enables high penetration of renewable (solar PV and wind) energy at high power efficiency and low grid connection costs, minimises user’s energy bills and supports the grid through smart microgrid control and intelligent energy management system.

Our Vision:

To be the global leader in smart microgrid and Smart EV Charging systems through three key strategies: Innovation, Customer Value and Collaboration

Our Mission:

To promote Net Zero emission technologies and address energy trilemma and battle Climate Change

Our Strategy:

Innovation, Customer Value and Collaboration

Our world leading patented smart microgrid and EV charging technologies can be adapted to suit multiple applications including:


EnSmartEV is a revolutionary new way to charge EV’s whilst also balancing the grid.  EnSmartEV uses optional solar PV as well as battery storage to charge EV’s from exiting grid connections.  With fast (20kW) and rapid (120kW+) EnSmartEV can charge multiple EV’s in parallel so is a great option for EV charging hubs, retail and business parks, supermarkets, hospitals, universities, hotels, tourism and destination sites as well as fleet EV, logistics and delivery hubs and workplace EV charging,


Smart commercial microgrid system for buildings and communities including solar PV (from kWp to MWp), battery storage (from kWh to MWh), smart power conversion and energy management system, available for public and private sector buildings such as local government, healthcare, transport, manufacturing, processing, waste management, retail and industry. EnSmartEV, a smart hybrid DC and AC charging hub, can be integrated into EnSmartBuild. We provide design service and supply for each bespoke EnSmafrtBuild.

Our smart microgrid systems provide AC and DC power for multiple applications such as lighting, space heating, water heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, even EV charging and water pumping, maximising self-consumption of solar PV power, reducing reliance on peak grid electricity, and easy to control via smart EMS and controller and/or smartphone App. Entrust Microgrid is the smart choice for all energy, environment and cost-conscious consumers.

Innovation Funding

With over £3m of investment secured to date, our patented, innovative, smart microgrid system solutions, operate at the highest possible power efficiency, maximising self-consumption of on-site renewable power generation, such as solar PV, significantly cutting energy costs and reducing reliance on the grid.

During 2022, we will showcase our innovative EnSmartEV (smart hybrid DC and AC EV charging system for public applications) in three UK car park locations, as part of a £2.5m Innovate UK funded project.

Please follow all our developments on our News page which showcases all our innovation projects and activities.

Meet the Team

Professor Xiongwei Liu
Managing Director

Professor Xiongwei Liu is the Founder and Managing Director of Entrust Smart Home Microgrid Ltd, inventor of Entrust Smart Microgrid with two core patents, and a global leader in smart microgrid based on hybrid DC- and AC-networks and renewable energy systems for built environment.

Xiongwei has over 30 years academic and industrial experiences in the UK, Germany and China. Before founding Entrust Microgrid, he was Professor of Sustainable Engineering at University of Cumbria, and Professor of Energy and Power Management at University of Central Lancashire. At the universities, Xiongwei led 20+ renewable energy and smart microgrid projects funded by the UK and European funding agencies with grants over £5m.

Xiongwei is currently visiting Professor at University of Huddersfield (UK), guest Professors at Beijing University of Technology (China), Xiangtan University (China) and Hunan University of Science and Technology (China).

Stephen Parkinson
Business Director ACIS

A national award winning marketing and communications specialist, Stephen has over 25 years experience in sales and marketing. Stephen has led major organisational change projects and head up multi-million pound projects and project development.

A strong and natural leader, Stephen is also a fully qualified and highly experience coach – with a focus on corporate, business and personal development.

Stephen is focused on delivering business and commercial solutions to modern-day problems and is responsible for ensuring the deployment and take up of innovative Entrust Smart Microgrid Technologies in the domestic, commercial and transport sectors.