The Latest Sustainable Energy News from Low Carbon

08.01.18

VLC Energy unveils UK’s largest battery storage portfolio

8 January 2018. VLC Energy has announced the completion of the UK’s largest portfolio of utility-scale, enhanced frequency response battery storage sites to support grid flexibility and increase reliance on low-carbon forms of electricity generation. VLC Energy is a joint venture between Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham, owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.

The 50MW portfolio, which is now grid connected, spans two sites including a 40MW battery park in Glassenbury in Kent and a 10 MW battery park located at Cleator in Cumbria. The two sites secured contracts as part of 2016’s 200MW National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction, and will deliver a quarter of the auction’s capacity.

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23.10.17

Understanding honey bee behaviour

Warren Bader from Plan Bee shares his expertise and insight on honey bee behaviour and their critical role in the food chain

Understanding honey bee behaviour is crucial. Seventy-five per cent of food crops are dependent on animal pollination but, globally, we are facing a pollinator crisis due to a perfect storm of habitat loss, intensive agriculture, climate change, pests and disease. A big problem for honey bees is lack of suitable habitat for foraging brought about by the loss of hedgerows, woodland and meadows rich in plant species.

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24.05.17

Low Carbon powers up the National Museum of Bermuda with solar installation

23 May 2017. UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, has announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, drastically reducing the museum’s carbon emissions.

The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon, Land Rover BAR and a generous donation from the Stempel Foundation, with installation led by local company BE Solar. The panels will help offset the energy used by Land Rover BAR while competing in Bermuda during this year’s America’s Cup, and will contribute to the team’s efforts to be the world’s most sustainable sports team.

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28.02.17

UK electricity supply commences transformation through multi-million pound investment in batteries from VLC Energy

London, UK – 28 February 2017 – VLC Energy today announces the development of two of the UK’s largest energy storage plants, to be connected to the electricity network by year end. The newly created company is a joint venture between Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham, owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.  VLC Energy was established to fund early stage energy storage and renewable energy projects in the UK, with the intention of accelerating the development of the UK’s renewable energy market and complementing VPI Immingham’s existing CHP generation capabilities.

The use of batteries will enhance National Grid’s ability to manage surges in supply from renewable energy sources, as well as surges in demand, and ultimately increase the Grid’s capacity to accommodate energy generated from renewables.  They will also be an integral part of building a smarter, cleaner and more flexible energy system for the UK.

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08.02.17

Low Carbon boosts asset management with Wirsol

Low Carbon Asset Management deal takes investor’s portfolio under management to 226MW

London, UK – 8 February 2017 – Renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, today announces that it has increased its portfolio of solar assets under management for international solar energy provider Wirsol Energy Ltd (“Wirsol”). The move will mean Wirsol will benefit from increased operational excellence, greater efficiencies and returns for its sites.

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