Sandford Hydro Project: Visit our Sandford Hydro Case Study to find out more about the project.
We are preparing for a new share offer which will hopefully be launching in early 2018. Watch this space as more will be announced soon.
New Share Offer launching early 2018
RECENTLY COMPLETED SHARE OFFER: ABOUT SANDFORD HYDRO
Our last Share Offer was for the Sandford Hydro Project. It closed on 31 May 2017. We were overwhelmed by the support we had, with 246 investors helping us raise an amazing £651,566, well above our original target raise of £380,000.
Investors in Sandford Hydro are helping return the Lasher Weir (between Sandford and Kennington on the Thames) to its historic role as a provider of clean energy. This hydro project will generate 1,600 MWh per year -- the equivalent demand of 500 homes, or most of Sandford. Construction on this project began in September 2016 and was completed in September 2017.
Through this community energy share offer, local residents and people from further afield have a chance to own part of this amazing hydro system, earn a good financial return, and make their money do good.
What people are saying
With interest rates falling to zero and below, it really makes sense to put spare money into the last remaining FiT-based projects.
Chris Goodall Renewable energy analyst, and author of new solar power & storage book, The Switch (July 2016)
The Low Carbon Hub is a really good example of a pioneering social enterprise and Oxford Capital shares its ambitions to scale-up renewable energy. We are delighted to support the team in their imaginative and tenacious work.
Edward Mott Managing Partner, Oxford Capital
Love this idea – and it’s definitely time to shake up the way we generate and use energy! Happy to be a small investor.
Sir Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group
Investing in the Low Carbon Hub ticks all the boxes… with a fair rate of return and tax breaks to boot, putting my money into the Hub is just common sense.
Peter Thompson Chair, Oxford Civic Society
Oxford Bus Company is proud to be the first local business to partner with the Low Carbon Hub on a renewables scheme. Now we are green on our buses, green in our depot, and green on the roof too!
Luke Marion Finance Director, Oxford Bus Company
The Low Carbon Hub was incredibly helpful in supporting us to develop and market our share offer for Osney Lock Hydro. Investing in the Low Carbon Hub will enable other community energy projects like ours to become a reality.
Saskya Huggins Director, Osney Lock Hydro
We are delighted to be working with Low Carbon Hub to increase renewable energy production in Oxfordshire. This is a scheme which benefits Norbar, the local community and the environment.
Catherine Rohll Commercial Director, Norbar