Hardwick Community Energy  

Hardwick Community Energy are based at Hardwick Estate, an organic, sustainably managed family-run rural estate covering 900 acres in the Chiltern hills in South Oxfordshire.

It comprises Hardwick Hall, several farming and educational enterprises, 430 acres of mixed forestry, and is home to a small community of people living and working on the estate.  

Hardwick Energy Group formed in November 2022 to reduce the energy consumption of the estate, explore possibilities to generate renewable energy onsite, and raise the environmental standards of the homes, buildings and houseboats on site.

Options for locally generated renewable energy are being considered, including installing rooftop solar PV on the main house and 27 smaller homes, and the possibility of groundmount solar on 400 acres of the site.