Southill Community Energy is a new community benefit society. We aim to help local people and groups reduce carbon emissions.

Our first project is Southill Solar, a 4.5MW solar farm that will create enough energy to power most of the homes in Charlbury, Finstock and Fawler for 25 years. 


The Southill Solar project is a great example of people’s enthusiasm for this technology. As costs come down even further, I look forward to solar competing against other technologies and continuing to be an important part of the UK energy mix.
— David Cameron, Prime Minister

Southill Solar

Southill Solar is our new solar installation. It will generate enough green energy to power the equivalent of all the homes in its three nearest parishes, Charlbury, Finstock and Fawler, for 25 years. After that, we’ll dismantle the solar panels and return the land to its original state.                  

Community fund

Southill Community Energy will be run by its members and will create a community fund to enable it to invest in a range of local projects. You can become a member of Southill Community Energy by investing in our solar farm, through our share offer.                  

Share offer

You can invest in Southill Solar through our share offer, which launched on February 17th, 2016. Investors will become members of Southill Community Energy. The minimum investment is £250 and we aim to pay you 5% interest annually over the 25-year term of the project plus your money back.


“The return of 5%, (10 times the Bank of England base rate!) is not to be sniffed at…”
— Robin Algar, financial advisor and Charlbury resident