Case Study

Owen Mumford - Cotswold 2

The project:

Cotswolds 2 is the 20 kWp extension of the original 30 kWp (Cotswolds 1) installation already existing on site, which went live in March 2014.

Owen Mumford, a global industry leader in medical device design and manufacturing, is the third Oxfordshire business to partner with the Low Carbon Hub on an onsite solar PV power station.

In return for the use of its roof space the business saves on its annual electricity bill and avoids 66 tonnes of COevery 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. Find out more here!

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  • 20 kWp installed capacity
  • 80 Solar panels
  • 18100 Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 53% discount to the site on solar electricity purchased
  • ZERO cost to the business for the term of the project
  • 160 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £28K savings to the business electricity bills over the project life
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 Webster, Environmental Steering Group at Owen Mumford

Work with us

  • James Ochiltree Projects Executive Low Carbon Hub Team 500
    James Ochiltree
    Projects Manager
    01865 246099
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