Low Carbon announces five newly commissioned solar sites, producing 84.3MW
Renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, today announces the addition of five newly commissioned sites to its solar portfolio. These new sites will save in excess of 36,000 tonnes of CO2 per year and power more than 25,300 UK homes.
The solar parks being announced by Low Carbon are:
- Berwick, East Sussex: 8.2 MW
- Bottom Plain, Dorset: 10.1MW
- Branston, Lincolnshire:18.9MW
- Emberton, Buckinghamshire: 9.0MW
- Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire: 38.1MW – Low Carbon’s largest solar park to date
In the past year, Low Carbon has commissioned twelve solar parks totalling 157.7MW and saving in excess of 67,600 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of 21,400 fewer cars on the road each year. Additionally, these sites generate sufficient renewable energy to power up to 47,478 homes.
Commenting on the new sites, Steve Hunter Head of Investments at Low Carbon said, “This strong portfolio of newly commissioned sites allows us not only to deliver long-term growth, but is an example of our continued fight against the causes of climate change. By generating enough renewable energy to power more than 47,000 homes, we play a part in decarbonising, diversifying and securing the long-term energy supply of the UK. We look forward to expanding our portfolio even further to deliver renewable energy to more homes across the country.”
Hunter added: “All these sites have been developed and constructed under the stewardship of Low Carbon demonstrating our strong track record as a leading UK solar investor. Solar is a credible, proven technology with a stable generation profile and we remain committed to the UK renewable energy industry”.
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About Low Carbon
Low Carbon is a privately owned investment company, committed to the development and operation of renewable energy power production. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and concentrated solar power. Low Carbon has a strong management team with a proven track record in the development, construction, financing and management of UK solar assets, with over 270MW funded and in operation today. Low Carbon remains involved in the projects for the long term. Low Carbon has a dedicated asset management team that currently manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties (unlisted and listed).
 Based on average petrol engine cars travelling an average mileage of 10,168 (RAC 2014) miles per year and DEFRA carbon conversion factors