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West Oxford Community Renewables

West Oxford’s pioneering force in community-owned renewable energy generation

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Community-owned renewables for over a decade, powering West Oxford into a zero carbon future


Osney Lock Hydro is the first community-owned hydro on the Thames

Solar power

Our solar PV arrays generate more than 100MWh of electricity a year

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West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCoRe) installs and manages community-owned renewable-energy schemes across our community. These generate clean, green electricity, and provide a sustainable income stream to support further local environmental activities, delivering a double carbon cut.

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General News:Community-share practitioners visit

A group of community-share practitioners visited the hydro on 2 July. The practitioners come from across the UK. They meet regularly to share knowledge and experience and support each other to grow and innovate in the community-shares market.  The group was in Oxford on a visit organised by Co-operatives UK to hear more about the…
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