• Ray Valley Solar – a shining example of solar innovation

    Bifacial solar panels are an innovation in renewable energy technology that allows sunlight to be captured not only from the front, but also from the rear sides of the panels, maximising energy production and efficiency. Low Carbon Hub made the decision to install bifacial solar panels at our first ever ground mount solar park at…
    20 March 2024
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    Botley West Solar Farm

    Botley West is a 840 MW solar park proposed to be built to the West and North of Oxford. The project is currently in its second phase of consultation until 8 February. During this time residents are invited to provide their feedback.
    31 January 2024
  • Routes To Retrofit: improving domestic energy efficiency in Oxfordshire 

    Community groups from Low Carbon Hub and CAG Oxfordshire were joined by experts from Oxfordshire County Council Retrofit Team, Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and the Barton Retrofit Cooperative, at this online event held on 20 September.  
    29 September 2023
  • Beat the Heat

    Greetings! As summer temperatures kick in, it is crucial to find ways to beat the heat while keeping our environmental impact in mind. At Low Carbon Hub, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable living, and our new leaflet “Beat the Heat” provides valuable energy-saving advice to help you create a cooler and greener future.  We…
    7 July 2023
  • Low Carbon Hub’s 10 Years in 10 Numbers

    For over a decade, Low Carbon Hub has been at the heart of a growing partnership of people and organisations working together for a low carbon future.    At this important milestone, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what has been achieved over these 10 years with the help of 10 numbers.   1.…
    10 November 2022
  • Energy costs are rising: what can schools do?

    At Low Carbon Hub we want to help as many schools as possible save money on their energy bills and do their bit for the environment. The UK has a target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and locally, Oxfordshire has set a target of cutting carbon emissions by 50% of 2008 levels…
    27 October 2022
  • What is a social enterprise?

    Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise creating community-owned renewable energy installations, but what is a social enterprise? This business model creates change for the better by shifting away from an emphasis on profit above all else, and instead focusing on social and environmental good. A social enterprise is an organisation whose main goal is…
    6 October 2022
  • Board members tour Ray Valley Solar

    We recently took some of our Board members on a tour of Ray Valley Solar, our first ever ground mount solar project. It was fantastic to see all the solar panels in place and walk round the site with our Business Development Director, Tom, who has been leading on the project and explained some of…
    29 September 2022
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    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…
    21 June 2021
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    Ray Valley Solar gets funding to go ahead

    We’re really pleased to announce that Triodos Bank will provide a loan to help fund the construction of Ray Valley Solar, our first ground mount solar park.  Triodos Bank UK has approved a new loan facility to go toward the construction of the project this year. Further lending will also be made available for its operation, with…
    25 May 2021
  • Energy Collaborate events relaunched

    On Wednesday, 12 May, the Energy Collaborate meetings re-launched with a collaboration between CAG and Low Carbon Hub. Energy in your community, what’s possible? Low Carbon Hub and the CAG Network were pleased to restart their Energy Collaborate meetings last month to learn more about how we can support our community groups and individuals with…
    19 May 2021
  • Free solar panels for community project in Oxfordshire

    Oxford City Council are offering free solar panels to a local community project Oxford City Council have 42 solar panels (350 watts) and an inverter which they are now no longer able to use. They’re hoping to find a new home for them and so are looking for a local community project which could make…
    9 April 2021