Low Carbon has an established track record and a growing pipeline of large-scale solar projects in development. This combined portfolio of more than 2GW of UK solar, has the potential to power 660,000 homes with clean energy and save in excess of 440,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

In the UK, solar parks have historically benefited from government subsidies. However, with the cost of solar panels continuing to fall and with increasing levels of development expertise and efficiencies, there is no longer a need for solar subsidies.

Now is the time to move ahead with the development of subsidy-free solar parks in the UK.

If you have land available and are interested in the opportunity to generate long-term, inflation-linked income through solar energy, please contact us via email development@lowcarbon.com or by completing the contact form here.

Our development process

Each solar park must go through a rigorous planning procedure before they can be approved for construction. Low Carbon follows a well-defined and structured process in developing high-quality, large-scale solar projects. This process takes into account factors such as the suitability of the specific site, any potential impact on the area and relevant renewable energy targets.

The entire development process takes no more than one to three years to complete with Low Carbon managing the entire process.

1. Land assessment: We work with landowners to evaluate the available land’s suitability for solar development alongside an assessment of potential grid availability.

2. Grid connection: With agreement from the landowner, we apply for a no obligation grid connection on the identified land.

3. Planning: With an option-to-lease agreement in place with the landowner, Low Carbon will undertake a full planning application for the agreed site.

4. Construction: Once planning is completed and with a grid connection confirmed, Low Carbon will initiate the construction of the solar park.

5. Operational asset management: Once the site has been constructed, fully tested and successfully commissioned, the solar park becomes fully operational. All asset management duties are managed by Low Carbon’s dedicated asset management team.

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Benefits of solar

Solar PV is a well-established and proven renewable energy technology. Solar parks make virtually no noise, they have no moving parts, and have relatively low maintenance requirements. Solar parks generate power onsite and feed into the local electricity grid using a free source of energy – the sun – to generate electricity on bright cloudy days and in direct sunlight.

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Biodiversity and land management

Low Carbon commissioned its first solar photovoltaic (PV) energy parks in July 2011. Since then, across our UK-wide portfolio of renewable energy projects, we have championed biodiversity as a critical milestone on the journey towards a low-carbon future.

At all our solar parks, we work with landowners and developers to implement comprehensive land management programmes. Each aligns with the conditions and circumstances unique to its site. Many of our solar parks are grazed by sheep or combined with other farming practices. Solar parks are a nature-friendly way of generating clean power for the grid, while supporting precious wildlife such as honeybees and pollinators.

Case Studies

To view the full list of solar sites we are currently developing, please click below:

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