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.

About investing in the Low Carbon Hub

We recently met our £3 million target for new investment into the Community Energy Fund. Thank you to everyone who invested and put their money to work tackling climate change.

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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

  • News story

    Community Group of the Month: Thame Green Living

    2nd July 2021
    We are delighted to announce that Thame Green Living is our  Community Group of the Month for July 2021! Thame Green Living are one of the Low Carbon Hub’s most recent groups but they have lost no time in carrying out impressive town-wide actions on climate change identified in their extensive and strikingly designed Green…

Featured project

  • Ground mount solar in a field

    Ray Valley Solar

    The largest community-owned ground mount solar park in the UK. On 15th March 2021 we met our target of raising £3 million of new investment into the Community Energy Fund.  One of the large projects this investment is going to be used for is to build Ray Valley Solar, a 19MW ground mount solar park.…

Featured programme

  • Programme

    Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials

    A Project LEO trial Our Smart and Fair Neighbourhood (SFN) trials – part of the Project LEO trials – will demonstrate how flexibility services can sit at the heart of a smarter, low carbon, locally balanced energy system.  We are working with five local communities to trial different flexibility services. We will explore how smart…

Invest in a better energy future

  • News story

    £3 million target reached!

    15th March 2021
    We are really pleased to announce that we have now met our target of raising £3 million of new investment into the Community Energy Fund. Thank you so much to everyone who has invested, putting their money to work tackling climate change.  We have been absolutely blown away by the level of support this share…