About Joju

Founded in 2006 by entrepreneur Joe Michaels and Oxford University renewables lecturer Dr Chris Jardine, Joju Solar helped pioneer ‘democratic energy’, building some of the earliest and many of the largest community-funded solar projects. We’ve also supported the drive for solar on social housing – helping the very poorest benefit from free electricity from the sun. Adapting to the changing UK market we are now applying the community funding model to LED retrofit in schools.

We’re proud of…

  • Our big picture thinking: we believe in a fairer energy future for all of us – it’s not just about the money
  • Our expertise: after 10 years there’s not much we don’t know about photovoltaics
  • Our success: surviving and thriving in a notoriously rocky sector, we are still going strong
  • Our satisfied clients/partners: ‘friendly’, ‘expert’, ‘great service’, we get brilliant compliments all the time, and we work hard for them

Based in London and Oxford, and undertaking projects across England, we’d love to discuss your project.

Our Awards

For the last two years we have been recognised at the Solar Power Portal Awards with three nominations two years running. This year we received Highly Commended in Residential Energy Management for our first Tesla Powerwall installation. And in 2015 we won the Solar Power Portal Award for the Best Community Project for our installation at Norbar. We also received two Highly Commended awards for Rooftop Installation <250W and Installer of the Year respectively. We hope that 2017 will be even more successful.

The judges were particularly impressed by the close partnership between a solar company, Joju, and a community energy organisation, Low Carbon Hub to install solar at scale on community buildings.

We are always proud and happy to be recognised for the work that we do whether it’s by national award bodies like the Solar Power Portal or our local London council, Islington, who awarded us a Green Business of the Year award.

Our Accreditations

We are independent experts in what we do and have accreditation for our work from several industry bodies as well as being 5* Rated on the independent government review site YouGen.co.uk.

Meet the Team

Commercial Director

Joe Michaels

Joe has a commercial and entrepreneurial background. In 2006 Joe set up Joju Solar because he was determined to use his experience and skills to be part of the new Green Economy and play a real part in tackling climate change.

Technical Director

Dr Chris Jardine

Dr Christian Jardine is a founder member of Joju Solar and has been involved with solar PV since 2001 when he ran Oxford University's research into solar energy and microgeneration.