Here is a summary of the contribution we have made during the 2022/23 financial year towards the creation of an energy system that’s good for people and good for the planet.
2022/23 was an incredibly busy year, with:
- our portfolio of rooftop solar arrays growing by 745 kWp installed capacity.
- 12.45 GWh of renewable electricity generated
- Ray Valley Solar, the largest ground-mount solar-park in the UK, started generating
- with a total installed capacity of 19.2MW
- over £3.5 million of community benefit activities carried out across Oxfordshire
- supporting individuals, communities and organisations and catalysing innovation
- 100 new active partners, reflecting our commitment to collaboration with individuals, groups, and organisations across our work.
This year, two of our our programmes, OxFutures and Project Local Energy Oxfordshire, came to a close. You can read about their legacy in our programme spotlight pages.
Our energy efficiency projects Energy Solutions Oxfordshire for businesses and Cosy Homes Oxfordshire for homeowners are helping our communities reduce their energy demand.
Our new programme Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools is an energy efficiency support service that is out to help schools in Oxfordshire carry out energy saving measures.
We are delighted to announce the successful completion of Ray Valley Solar, the largest community-owned solar farm in the UK. In August 2022, Ray Valley Solar became operational, connecting to the national electricity grid and commencing the generation of clean energy.
During the winter of 2022/23, the energy crisis prompted us to intensify our efforts to address fuel poverty. We trained and supported a team of volunteer energy champions and advisors from our community groups to deliver energy advice within their communities.
Thank you to our members and partners, through your collective dedication and support we have been able to push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability, ensuring a brighter and greener future for Oxfordshire and beyond.