Low Carbon brings more renewable energy online with Fox Covert Solar Farm

Major milestone reached for Low Carbon as Fox Covert Solar Farm has energised in the UK

12 October 2023 - Global renewable energy company Low Carbon has announced that its 22MW Fox Covert Solar Farm, located in Buckinghamshire, has begun energisation.

The Fox Covert Solar Farm is the first project to energise in a pipeline of solar and battery projects in excess of 3GW in the UK as the company develops into a leading Independent Power Producer (IPP) capable of delivering 20GW of renewable energy capacity globally by 2030.

Fox Covert has the capacity to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 7,000 homes and is expected to avoid approximately 4,500 tonnes of CO2e emissions annually. The site is also the first to benefit from Low Carbon’s partnership with LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Education, who aim to inspire and educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside.

The announcement follows the recent news that Low Carbon secured contracts for ten solar projects with a capacity of 350MW in the latest CfD allocation round helping to build further momentum for their pipeline in the UK. In the last year the company has raised close to £1bn in finance to support the wider development of its renewable projects.

Roy Bedlow, Founder and Chief Executive of Low Carbon, said: “We are delighted to see the Fox Covert Solar Farm come online, which represents a landmark moment in our journey to becoming a global IPP. We are developing renewable energy at scale in the UK and the Fox Covert project will make an important contribution to tackling climate change and enhancing our energy security.”

Jo Nicholson, Landowner of Fox Covert Solar Farm said: "As farmers, we've got to bring life back into the farms through regenerative farming, people now understand the need for renewable energy. Having solar on our site, gives us a chance to rest the land and diversify into other farming."



Low Carbon creates large-scale renewable energy to fight climate change. We’re building a net-zero energy company that will protect the planet for future generations. This defining purpose drives us to deliver for our communities, investors, and the environment. We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation and recognised as a gold standard for our environmental impact.

We invest in, develop, and operate solar, wind, energy storage, and energy from waste projects across the UK, Europe, and North America. We’re contributing to the world’s move to 100% renewable energy by creating and operating 20GW of new capacity by 2030. We have more than 8GW in new renewables in development right now across the globe. Low Carbon is on a mission. Together, we will power tomorrow.



Harry Padfield

PR and Public Affairs Manager