Creating energy we can
all feel good about

The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that’s out to prove we can meet our energy needs in a way that’s good for people and good for the planet.

We develop community-owned renewable energy installations across Oxfordshire that not only produce clean energy but accelerates the transition to the zero carbon energy system we need for the future, providing electricity, heat and a clean transport system, all powered by renewables.

The installations also produce an ongoing income, which is reinvested in further carbon cutting projects. We help local organisations become more energy efficient, fund green innovation, and back further community energy projects. We make every pound of investment work hard to bring our vision of a smart and fair energy system to life.

We’re at the heart of a growing partnership of people and organisations across Oxfordshire, working together, for a low carbon future.

The UK’s energy system is changing, and through innovation projects such as Project LEO, we are playing a central role in developing the smart, flexible electricity system of the future in Oxfordshire. One that benefits us all.

Invest in the Community Energy Fund

By the end of 2021 we need to raise £3 million to strengthen and grow clean, renewable energy generation in Oxfordshire. We have received unprecedented levels of support for this share raise and we’ve now extended our target for a second time to reach £3 million of new investment by 31 March 2021. By investing in the Community Energy Fund, you will help to:

  • Build Ray Valley Solar, a 19 MW ground mount solar park, three miles from Bicester
  • Continue to develop roof-mounted solar PV arrays on buildings across Oxfordshire.

Low Carbon Hub in Oxford is one of the most important community energy organisations in the UK. It’s poised to start a revolution in the way we develop and use our energy.

Jonathan Porritt CBE
Co-Founder, Forum for the Future

Our impact

Renewable energy installations
tonnes of CO₂ saved every year
GWh of potential clean energy generation a year
lifetime anticipated savings on electricity bills by hosts
lifetime anticipated community benefit donation to Oxfordshire communities
Investor members who help finance our projects and bring projects into community ownership

Our strands

The latest Hub news

  • Ground mount solar in a field
    News story

    MCS Charitable Foundation invests £50k in the Community Energy Fund

    24th February 2021
    We’re really pleased to announce that MCS Charitable Foundation – an independent UK charity seeking to accelerate the widespread adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies – has invested £50,000 into our 2021 Community Energy Fund share offer. This investment has been made alongside mostly individual investors and will help us to reach our…

Featured project

  • Project

    Sustainable Charlbury: Greener Healthier Homes

    Sustainable Charlbury successfully applied for a £5000 large grant from the Low Carbon Hub’s Community Grants programme to assess the energy efficiency and heat loss of a group of homes in Charlbury. The tests on The Green are part of a much bigger, long term project to build up a picture of the energy efficiency…

Featured programme

  • Programme

    Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx)

    The complete energy efficiency service helping organisations lower their energy use, while saving time and money Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx) is a one-stop service, making it simple for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Oxfordshire to undertake energy efficiency improvements to make assured savings on their energy bills, reduce their carbon emissions, and improve the…

Invest in a better energy future

  • News story

    Target extended to £2.5 million

    13th January 2021
    We’re delighted to announce that we met our £1.5 million of new investment into the Community Energy Fund in record time in just nine weeks. Thank you to everyone who has invested in the Community Energy Fund so far and has shown their support for community energy and putting their money to work tackling climate…