Low Carbon launch partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing

Low Carbon has teamed up with Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) to ensure the team’s headquarters is powered by the latest high efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

The partnership will support BAR’s efforts to run a sustainable team, and will also see the their HQ awarded the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status – the hallmark of excellence in sustainable building.

With our help, BAR are aiming to supply at least 90% of the team’s electricity power, and are hoping to increase this to 100% when energy monitoring is implemented.

Sir Ben Ainslie said he was thrilled to be working with us. “We’re delighted to be on board with Low Carbon, and this new partnership takes us a long way towards our goal of sustainable, clean energy for our new base,” he said.

The BAR team was launched in June 2014 by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie. Their goal is to bring the America’s Cup back home to Britain – a feat not managed by any British team in history.

We’re incredible excited by this partnership, as well as the prospect of contributing to a true British success story.

Roy Bedlow, Low Carbon’s Chief Executive, said: “With Low Carbon and BAR sharing an ethos of sustainability, responsibility and mitigating the effects of climate change, I believe that together we can continue to make a difference for the better, long into the future.”