• Ray Valley Solar nears completion

    Work is fast approaching completion at our first ever ground mount solar park at Ray Valley Solar. Most of the 35,000 solar panels, 1.3 km at the longest point, have been installed on site with an expected completion date of late April. Bringing Ray Valley Solar online will result in a five-fold increase in the…
    7th April 2022
  • Save, Shift, Share –three strategies for a more secure energy future

    At the launch of the latest Climate Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said “Now it’s time to stop burning our planet and start investing in abundant renewable energy all around us.” The report is a stark reminder of the need to take urgent action…
    5th April 2022
  • Take part in the Rose Hill Energy Survey

    The Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial has launched the next stage of its project with the Local Area Energy Mapping survey, known as ‘LEMAP’. The survey asks people questions about their home and energy use and is currently only available for people living in the Rose Hill project boundary (pictured below). If you…
    17th February 2022
  • Smarter Green Energy Transition podcast with our Smart Energy Systems Director

    Low Carbon Hub’s Smart Energy Systems Director Mairi Brookes recently appeared on the Smarter Grid Solutions podcast “Smart Grid Energy Transition”. Not only do we discover what launched Mairi’s career in energy and working towards climate solutions (for which we at the Hub are very grateful), we also hear her views on our extensive innovation…
    24th November 2021
  • Project LEO website launched

    We are very excited to announce the launch of Project LEO’s new website. A few months of work in the making, we are delighted to share with you the new site, which is easier to navigate, more user friendly and has a lot more information about the Project! Our goal with this new website is…
    30th July 2021
  • Oxford City Council provides nearly £3.4m of funding to support Ray Valley Solar Park

    We’re delighted to announce that Oxford City Council has provided funding of nearly £3.4m towards the development of our first ever ground mount solar park at Ray Valley Solar, near Bicester.  Last week, at its Cabinet meeting, the Oxford City Council agreed to commit funding over a lifetime of 22.5 years to support the development of the…
    21st June 2021
  • Sandford Hydro on a sunny day

    Minimum Viable System Trials taking place at Sandford Hydro

    Last month, Low Carbon Hub Operations Manager, Harry Orchard, carried out several Minimum Viable System (MVS) trials at Sandford Hydro as part of Project LEO. What is a Minimum Viable System trial? A Minimum Viable System is the minimum set of participants, technologies and practices required to test a new process, service, or asset. Referred…
    13th May 2021
  • Putting fairness at the heart of a net zero energy system

    In our latest blog, our Social Impact Director Saskya Huggins makes the case that putting fairness at the heart of a net-zero energy system is not only the right thing to do, but is the most effective way to achieve the mass engagement we need to achieve our 2050 commitments. The UK Government published its…
    18th December 2020
  • Pledge your support for the Community Energy Fund

    Good news! We’re reopening the Community Energy Fund to investors next month, giving you the opportunity to support more local energy projects. We have some exciting projects coming up in the pipeline, and we look forward to announcing more detail soon.  In the meantime, we’d love to know that we have your support: make a pledge today…
    2nd November 2020
  • Low Carbon Hub webinar catch up: The Role of Flexibility in a Net Zero Energy System

    We’ve been running a series of webinars, discussing the future of energy and our work at the Low Carbon Hub to create an energy system which is good for people and for the planet, in Oxfordshire and beyond. Running large volumes of renewable generation creates new challenges for the energy system. The sun and wind…
    3rd August 2020