Solar Parks – clean energy & biodiversity gains: Q&A with Lancaster University

18.12.20

Low Carbon is proud to be industry collaborator of the Energy and Environment research team at Lancaster University. We are a CASE partner for a current Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) ENVISION PhD project and have an application pending for a second. The ENVISION Doctoral training programme is focused on developing next generation leaders in environmental science and the Lancaster team is working on a range of renewable energy – ecosystem projects. A key output to date is the new Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (SPIES) tool, a collaboration with the University of York, that informs solar park management for ecosystem services (https://www.lowcarbon.com/blog/the-green-recovery-and-the-biodiversity-crisis/).

In addition to encouraging all Low Carbon solar park ecologists to use the SPIES tool (www.lancaster.ac.uk/spies) to help ensure optimal site management, Low Carbon is a passionate supporter of innovation to deliver not only clean energy but also ecosystem benefits. Consequently, research and innovation collaboration with Lancaster University is critical to inform the management of our assets for environmental gains. We are also proud to play our part in building the UK’s reputation as a global leader in solar park deployment while stimulating new business and investment opportunities for the sector.

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Low Carbon’s joint venture, LC Energy, finances its first 48MWs of Solar Projects in the Netherlands

02.12.20

LC Energy announces deal with Blue Elephant for a portfolio of construction-ready projects across the Netherlands

The move demonstrates Low Carbon’s growing international reach and underlines the critical role it is playing in moving towards a cleaner, greener future

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Low Carbon and Gore Street Energy Storage Fund announce commissioning of largest energy storage project in Northern Ireland  

24.11.20

Northern Ireland’s battery storage network to increase by 50MW – providing energy security, jobs and local investment.

The site has been announced in County Tyrone

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Low Carbon develops UK’s largest community solar park

23.11.20

Rights to 19MW Arncott/Ray Valley Solar Park acquired by Oxfordshire-based social enterprise Low Carbon Hub

Low Carbon Ltd to provide project and asset management support

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Tesco and Low Carbon Announce Major New Sustainable Energy Project with the Creation of Three New Solar Farms by 2021

13.11.20

13 November 2020 – Tesco has announced a major new green electricity project that will see it sourcing renewable energy from three solar farms.

The project, in partnership with renewable energy investor, Low Carbon, will see the creation of three solar farms in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire. The solar farms will generate up to 130GWh of energy per year, enough to power 44,828 three-bedroom homes, helping Tesco procure renewable energy with additionality for the grid. The work is part of the retailer’s commitment to use 100 per cent renewable electricity across the Tesco Group by 2030* and will save 30,308 tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of taking 14,457 cars off the road.

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