We’re feeling rather chuffed at Low Carbon, having been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Our work on the Berwick Solar Park has been nominated in the Ground-mount >5MW category, with our partnership with Land Rover BAR also making the cut for the rooftop < 250KW shortlist.
We are fully committed to working on projects and engaging with new partners to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. We partnered with Land Rover BAR to lead the way in sustainability in sport and to bring the Americas Cup home. Powering the team’s headquarters with roof-mounted solar panels, it has a capacity of 114KW- producing enough clean energy to power more than 40 homes and save in excess of 60 tonnes of C02 annually.
Our solar installation is supporting Land Rover BAR to achieve BREEAM ‘excellent’ status (one of the foremost assessment standards for buildings and their environmental impact). Furthermore, educating the public on the benefits of renewable energy is a key part of our partnership. Solar PV has been installed on three floors. For the visitor’s floor, the solar PV will be supported with educational signage as well as interactive displays. We believe that engaging visitors with clean energy generation issues is integral in the fight against climate change.
From commercial buildings to arable land – engaging with farmers and local communities is a key part of what we do. Our work on the Berwick Solar Park is a great example of a fully operational solar park that is fully integrated within the community and landscape. This site is particularly special because local residents can invest in the site, and fully engage with the project. Furthermore, there are habitats for bats, birds, bees and insects on the site with the inclusion of a Swift tower, crafted by a local carpenter. The local flora and fauna is flourishing. Finally, this park hosts an outdoor education area where children and the community can learn how renewable energy works.
There is still a long way to go in the fight against climate change, but we are determined to keep investing in projects and partnering with innovative companies to help achieve a low carbon future.