About Joju Solar

Our mission is, and always has been, to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality

Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Joe Michaels and Oxford University renewables lecturer Dr Chris Jardine, Joju Solar have been pioneers in the renewables industry ever since.  We bring an ethical stance to business, with an emphasis on quality and service.

We’re particularly proud of our work with communities –  we built the very first community-funded solar project in the UK, and have been responsible for nearly 10% of all community renewables in the UK – all of it rooftop mounted solar.

Adapting to the changing UK market we are now market leaders in battery storage, especially the Tesla Powerwall, and developing innovative smart grid projects.  The latest addition to our portfolio is electric vehicle chargers, and we are becoming the go-to installer for councils and businesses across the country.

It’s all part of our vision of a democratic, low carbon, all-electric future for all.

Here’s a few of our highlights from over the years …

We design and install the optimal solar PV, battery
storage, and EV charging infrastructure solutions for individuals, public sector customers, commercial organisations and communities


We have social media to thank for Joju’s founding … Joe and Chris were put in touch by mutual acquaintances on Friends Reunited (remember them?).  Finding a shared passion for solar and a desire to get out there and make it happen, Joju Solar was born in April 2006.  It was shortly followed by our first installation – solar roof tiles on a home in West London.

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Joju help start the community solar movement in the UK.  The King’s Centre in Oxford was the first UK installation funded by a community share offer, and indeed the first site using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for selling electricity to a host building.


Feed-in tariffs launch in the UK, and the national market begins to grow rapidly.  We install our first major commercial building at Aldi in West Oxford.


The Science Museum know good engineering when they see it – as Joju are commissioned to install a 30kW rooftop array.


Well here’s a bit of a contrast!   Greenpeace commission Joju to install solar on the rooftop of their London offices.

And Prime Minister David Cameron officially opens a community funded Joju Solar array on Eynsham Village Hall.

Eynsham Village Hall, Solar, David Cameron


We work with the Low Carbon Hub community group to install across 35 schools in Oxfordshire in 2013 and 14.

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Joju install our first batteries in one of the UK’s first field trials of battery storage in Southend.


We install on 450 social housing properties for Reading Council in a major programme aimed at addressing fuel poverty.

Joju win the Solar Power Portal Award for the Best Community Project for our installation at Norbar.  We’re also Highly Commended at the Solar Power Portal Awards for Installer of the Year


800 social housing properties in Lewes are retrofitted with solar panels.

Our 636kWp at Prodrive with the Low Carbon Hub becomes the largest community funded roof in the country.

We’re continuing  pioneering in the battery storage space, winning Highly Commended in Residential Energy Management for our first Tesla Powerwall installation

We shoot an episode of Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged on the Tesla Powerwall installation we did in his house, racking up 1.5m views.


Joju install a 1.3 MW portfolio of  community funded installations for M&S.  This innovative business/community approach wins the Solar Power Portal Awards for Best use of solar in a community or social benefit project as well as Community Energy England Award for Best Partnership, with Energy4All and Marks and Spencer

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2018 sees Joju launch Joju Charging – our electric vehicle infrastructure offering to business and councils.


The second of our Tesla Powerwall videos on Fully Charged racks up another 1.5m views


We install an iconic solar PV array on the roof of Salisbury Cathedral!

Despite COVID lockdown interruptions, 2MW of community funded arrays are installed in South Wales with the Egni Coop community energy group.

Meanwhile, our EV work gets national recognition for the first time as we win Contractor of the Year at the prestigous EVIEs Awards

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Joju go one stage further in 2021, winning Contractor of the Year at the EVIEs and the Solar and Storage LIVE Awards.  It means we’re recognised as the best in class for all of our product offerings.

Our installation on Salisbury Cathedral is named the Alan Clark Award for Best Local/Community Energy Project at the 2021 Solar and Storage Live Awards.

Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff becomes the latest high profile public building to get the Joju Solar treatment.

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EVIEs, Installer, Contracor


A hatrick of EV Awards wins, as we’re named Contractor of the Year at the Greenfleet Awards.

We install 100 more solar schools in a large portfolio for Hampshire County Council.

Greenfleet Awards, 2022, Winners


Four years running now … as Joju are named Contractor of the Year at the Emobility Awards and also the EVIEs once again!

Emobility Awards, 2023, Winners

Joju Solar Accreditations