In which a father of two speaks of an investment to be proud of, from which children will benefit.
Chris and I have invested in the project because we believe in renewable energy, because we want to be part of and support our community, and because we want to do something with our money that is both ethical and profitable.
Charlbury is a really special place to live because of the people in the town, and the events and social occasions we work together to make happen: the street fair, the beer festival, Riverside -- there's loads of wonderful stuff going on, organised by the community.
The Southill Solar project takes this sense of community to the next level - letting us harness nature to go a long way towards generating the electricity we need to become self-sufficient.
Not only that, but the project provides a chance for us to invest in something ethical, with a good rate of return, that we can feel really proud of and that our children will benefit from."
Alistair Donaldson lives is Charlbury and is Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.