We originally bought 30 kWp of solar panels which had previously been commissioned by Owen Mumford – a medical device manufacturer – at their Woodstock site. We then extended the site to add a further 20 kWp of solar panels, which was completed in March 2014.
At the same time, we installed a new set of 200 solar panels at their Cotswolds site, a 50kWp array. This provides 45,727 kWh clean electricity with a projected lifetime saving of 406 tonnes CO₂ emissions.
In return for the use of its roof space the business saves on its annual electricity bill and avoids 66 tonnes of CO2 every year by using the clean energy for their business operations.
The solar panels were funded through our oversubscribed 2014 community share offer, giving the company’s staff and local organisations and residents the opportunity to own the installation.
The funds from the electricity generated give a return to the community who have invested in the panels, as well as helping reduce our hosts’ energy bills and enabling future community-benefit projects
Statistics for Woodstock site
This not only benefits Owen Mumford with lower electricity costs and reduced carbon emissions, but the nature of the Low Carbon Hub business model means that Owen Mumford will also be de facto supporting the roll-out of community renewable energy to schools, church halls and community centres across Oxfordshire.GREG WEBSTEREnvironmental Steering Group, Owen Mumford
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.