About Joju Solar

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.  Applying our ethical stance to business, we have supported the drive for solar on social housing – helping the very poorest benefit from free electricity from the sun.  We have helped pioneer ‘democratic energy’; from building the very first community-funded solar project in the UK, to installing some of the largest community projects around. We’ve been responsible for nearly 10% of all community renewables in the UK, and all of our projects have been 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, businesses  and homeowners across the country.

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

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: with decades in the business, there’s not much we don’t know about solar photovoltaics
  • Innovation:  we’re continuously adopting new technologies such as battery storage and electric vehicle chargers
  • 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

With offices in London, Oxford and Sheffiled; and undertaking projects across England, we’d love to discuss your project.

Joju Solar Awards

Joju Solar have been regularly recognised for our work at industry awards ceremonies.  Highlights include:

  • 2015 Winners of the Solar Power Portal Award for the Best Community Project for our installation at Norbar.
  • 2015 Highly Commended at the Solar Power Portal Awards for Installer of the Year
  • 2016 Highly Commended in Residential Energy Management for our first Tesla Powerwall installation
  • 2017 Winner of Solar Power Portal Awards for Best use of solar in a community or social benefit project for our work on the M&S Energy Society
  • 2017 winner at the Community Energy England Award for Best Partnership, with Energy4All and Marks and Spencer

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.

Solar Power Portal Awards, winners, community benefit, Installer of the Year, Community Energy England

Joju Solar 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

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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.

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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.