Next event: Solar Cities Conference, April 2006


The Oxford Solar Initiative is a not-for-profit partnership that helps households and organisations in Oxford financially and technically to install SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS and a range of ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES in buildings. Our objective is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the area, which lead to pollution and global climate change, and to make Oxford a greener city.

So far OSI has facilitated the installation of 80 active solar systems, over 450 energy efficiency measures and 3,000 low energy light bulbs (CFLs).

What we can do for you:

  • advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for the home
  • technical assistance with selecting EE and RE products and providers
  • information on financing opportunities grants, subsidies and discounts
  • support with accessing and applying for grants and subsidies

What you can do for yourself:

Your house can be fitted with one or a combination of the following low energy technologies. The benefits are clear:

  • Reduce you energy consumption by up to 50%
  • Save up to 300 on your annual energy bill
  • Generate your own power
  • Make Oxford and the environment cleaner
  • Cut harmful carbon dioxide emissions

The Oxford Solar Initiative runs for two years from April 2002 to June 2005 and by the end it aims to facilitate the take-up of more than 1,300 clean energy installations.

The Oxford Solar Initiative is driven by a committed partnership combining expertise in solar energy and energy efficiency with detailed local knowledge of Oxford and its needs.

Find out more about solar energy and the easiest ways to bring it to your home by
contacting the Helpline 01865 252 197



Forthcoming events:

Solar Cities Conference:
April 2006
More details will be available here, nearer the time.

The Oxford Solar Initiative will make it easy for you to seize the opportunity.

Oxford City Council is a central partner in the project

The project is financially supported by the Energy Saving Trust

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