Norbar

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd has installed 250kW of solar PV with Low Carbon Hub at the Wildmere Road manufacturing site. The scheme will provide clean, green electricity for Norbar and support for local community energy projects.

On Friday 27th March, 2015 Catherine Rohll switched on Norbar’s new solar PV installation, saying, “we are delighted to be working with Low Carbon Hub to increase renewable energy production in Oxfordshire. This is a scheme which benefits Norbar, the local community and the environment and we hope that other businesses in Banbury will be inspired to follow suit and start installing solar panels on their roofs.”

The Norbar solar PV installation generates over 200,000kWh per annum, the equivalent of the electricity needed to power 50 homes. It also generates an income of up to £7,000 per year to support the development of further community-owned renewable energy projects. And it will save 111 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.

The solar panels were funded through our oversubscribed 2014 community share offer, giving staff and local residents the opportunity to own the installation. The funds from the electricity generated give a financial return to those who invested in the panels, as well as enabling future community-benefit projects.

Energy reports

1000
solar panels installed
250
kWp installed capacity
12%
electricity needs met on-site
£153k
savings to electricity bills for the business over project life
29%
discount to the business on solar electricity purchased
1,840
tonnes CO₂ emissions to be saved over project life

We are delighted to be working with the Low Carbon Hub to increase renewable energy production in Oxfordshire. This is a scheme which benefits Norbar, the local community and the environment and we hope that other businesses in Banbury will be inspired to follow suit and start installing solar panels on their roofs.

Could your business install solar with us?

If you work in a business in Oxfordshire, and you’re interested in finding out more about how you could work with us to install a solar array on your building, please contact our Projects Manager.