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2019 was the UK’s best ever year for renewable energy

Posted on 21st Jan 2020 by Ged Ennis

Renewable energy outpaced fossil fuels for 137 days in 2019, a record number that’s made 2019 the greenest year ever for the UK’s energy sector. This is a truly fantastic achievement, made all the more remarkable when you consider that as recently as 1990, 75% of the UK’s electricity was fuelled by burning coal. Fast […]

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Do solar panels still work in winter?

Posted on 17th Dec 2019 by Ged Ennis

In a word – yes. We recognise that you might be after a bit more detail than that, though, so we’ll go into it here. After all, our British winter times are hardly the envy of the world, and most of us resign ourselves to months on end of rubbish weather. If you’ve taken the […]

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UK government to introduce Smart Export Guarantee by 2020

Posted on 9th Dec 2019 by Ged Ennis

The Smart Export guarantee is a relatively recent initiative – the most significant announcement of its launch was only in June of this year. However, while it technically only applies to energy suppliers, it’s caught the attention of customers too – and with good reason! If you’ve already heard a bit about the Smart Export […]

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5 top tips to save on your business energy bills this winter

Posted on 21st Nov 2019 by Ged Ennis

It’s no secret that winter can be a little hard on the wallet when it comes to energy bills, and nobody knows that better than business owners. Businesses have bigger surface areas to keep lit, and more people to keep comfortable during the chilly darker months, and means you can soon find yourself spending increasingly […]

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How many solar panels does my business need?

Posted on 29th Oct 2019 by Ged Ennis

It’s a question our experts often get asked here at the Low Carbon Energy company, and to be honest the answer varies, depending on a couple of different factors which are specific to your business. While you’ll probably find it difficult to get any exact answers without a detailed consultation with an expert, it can […]

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What’s involved in a solar panel installation?

Posted on 19th Sep 2019 by Ged Ennis

We’ve been installing solar panel systems for over 25 years now and counting here at Low Carbon Energy, working across a wide variety of sectors and industries. Our specialists have installed commercial solar panels, as well as those for retail and educational sectors – just to name a few! The process of solar panel installation […]

Blackout risks make energy security more important than ever

Posted on 17th Sep 2019 by Ged Ennis

Just a few weeks ago, one of the biggest national headlines was the widespread blackout that affected over a million people across England and Wales. Two separate large-scale generators went down, and the official explanation has highlighted a lightning strike as being partially to blame. National Grid officials have assured the public the incident was […]

What affects the cost of solar panels in the UK?

Posted on 19th Aug 2019 by Ged Ennis

The cost of solar panels always has been – and probably always will be – one of the most influential factors for businesses deciding whether or not to buy them. However, it’s worth noting that the price of them has actually plummeted in recent years, and now they’re even more affordable than they used to […]

Cleaning house: The progress of UK clean energy initiatives

UK record as wind and solar overtakes fossil fuels

Posted on 31st Jul 2019 by Ged Ennis

Amongst the ever-increasing concerns about climate – concerns which have only been intensified by the recent heatwave – the subjects surrounding clean energy are becoming more significant than ever here in the UK. And although we still have some way to go, happily we’ve not been without our milestones. Here’s one of the most recent; […]

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Do solar panels still work on cloudy days?

Posted on 22nd Jul 2019 by Ged Ennis

In short: yes. It’s a question that our expert regularly field here at Low Carbon Energy, and it’s an equally pressing question for businesses and private homeowners alike. After all, if you’ve invested a considerable amount into a domestic or commercial solar panel system, you won’t want it to be constantly hampered by cloud cover, […]

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