Welcome to our 28th solar school

We're really pleased to welcome our 28th solar school to the Low Carbon Hub. Longfields Primary and Nursery School in Bicester now have a fully installed array of solar panels that will provide around a third of the school's energy needs.

Over the lifetime of the project, this renewable energy project will save 380 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted and save the school around £16,000 in bills.

Installed at no cost to the school, the scheme is one of the projects you can support when you invest in the Low Carbon Hub’s most recent community share offer, the Community Energy Fund.

Longfields are the second school to sign up as a solar school following recent reductions to the Feed-in Tariff, the subsidiary for renewable energy. We're delighted that despite these reductions, schools remain keen to install solar panels and want to work with us, demonstrating what's possible when we work together to power up our communities.

Find out more about the installation in their case study.


Low Carbon Hub wins European Solar Prize

The Low Carbon Hub is to be awarded a European Solar Prize 2018 at an award ceremony in Bonn on 17 November 2018.

Every year EUROSOLAR awards the European Solar Prize to role models and pioneers in the field of renewable energy and brings a wide variety of energy transition actors from all parts of the sector and globe together.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of EUROSOLAR and so the award ceremony will take place in its home town of Bonn. Since 1994 the European Solar Prize has been awarded to municipalities, companies, associations and organisations, architects, journalists and private individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to developing a new, decentralised energy system.

For more information, visit: https://www.eurosolar.de/en/

With the publication of the most recent IPCC report detailing the immense costs of taking no action to tackle the global issue of climate breakdown, its more important than ever for us to be working towards an energy system that is clean, renewable, and puts local power in the hands of local people. Everyone at the Low Carbon Hub, including our members, are committed to working towards this future and it’s brilliant for our work to be recognised with this European award.

Barbara Hammond, CEO