The Latest Sustainable Energy News from Low Carbon


Northern Parade Infant and Junior School completes solar PV installation in a bid to become more sustainable

Portsmouth primary school works with renewable energy investor, Low Carbon and the Land Rover BAR sailing team to reap benefits of renewable energy technology

PORTSMOUTH, UK – 22 MARCH 2016 – A primary school in Portsmouth has become the latest to lead the charge for sustainability by completing an onsite rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, in partnership with several local organisations. The project at Northern Parade Infant and Junior School in Hilsea, Portsmouth means that the school will not only reduce its carbon emissions, but will also benefit from the use of free renewable electricity that will be generated by the panels. This will significantly reduce the running costs of the school buildings, and will allow budgets to be allocated to other key projects within the school.



Low Carbon is buzzing to champion biodiversity

Low Carbon partners with Plan Bee to install 25 beehives on five of its solar farms across southern England in a bid to promote greater biodiversity and boost the local bee population.

London, UK, 26 August 2015 – Leading renewable energy investment company Low Carbon has launched an initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk. Low Carbon has partnered with sustainability company Plan Bee to install and manage 25 bee hives across five of its solar farms.



The home of Land Rover BAR is now powered by the sun

Land Rover BAR and renewable energy investment partner, Low Carbon, today announce that the team’s roof top solar installation is now fully operational.

The solar panels installed at the home of Land Rover BAR have a capacity of 114kW and will contribute approximately 130,000kWh of clean energy per year towards the team’s energy needs – enough to power more than 40 homes, while saving over 60 tonnes of CO2.



Renewables considered as good a return for pension investments as fossil fuels, according to new poll

Britons believe pension investments in renewables such as solar power deliver as good a return as investments on traditional commodities such as oil and gas, according to a new ComRes poll commissioned by energy policy specialists the Whitehouse Consultancy.

Nearly a third of respondents believed renewable technologies including solar and wind would yield the greatest return (32%), despite recent high profile campaigns which have highlighted pension fund holdings in fossil fuels. 18% said solar power would provide the greatest returns, while 7% said wind and 7% said hydropower.



Ben Ainslie Racing and Low Carbon take the lead in sports team sustainability

As construction on the new home of Ben Ainslie Racing nears completion, the team and Low Carbon call on sports teams to consider how they can use their influence to drive change.

16 June 2015 – Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), spearheaded by Olympic multi-gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, has called on sporting organisations in the UK to use their clout to educate and inform the public about the importance of being more environmentally friendly, as the construction of the BAR team’s new energy-efficient headquarters in Portsmouth reaches its final stages.