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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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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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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 […]

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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Low Carbon are finalists for multiple business awards

Posted on 13th Jun 2019 by Ged Ennis

Low Carbon Energy prides itself on a long history of delivering quality solar panel solutions in the UK, and has now become a frontrunner for several prestigious awards in Burnley and the wider Lancashire area. Specifically, Low Carbon is in the running for both Small Business of the Year and Green Business of the year […]

Renewable energy benefits the economy

New wavy solar cells could revolutionise efficiency

Posted on 13th May 2019 by Ged Ennis

As one of the world’s most widely-used renewable technologies, solar cell technology is evolving all the time. Most recently, researchers have come up with a new invention around solar power technology with the creation of what is being referred to as wavy solar cell, in reference to intentionally curvy cells that don’t conform to the […]

The UK’s CO2 emissions fall once again

Posted on 20th Feb 2019 by Ged Ennis

In some encouraging news for renewable energy enthusiasts, recent data shows that as a nation, our levels of CO2 have once again dropped. They dipped by 2.7 percent in 2017 based on the UK’s Department of Business data and show a marked decline of over 42 percent from 1990 until 2017. Admittedly, the harmful greenhouse […]

Ofgem raises energy cap, increasing prices for millions

Ofgem raises energy cap, increasing prices for millions

Posted on 13th Feb 2019 by Ged Ennis

We recently posted right here on the blog about how energy prices are set to rise by 50% by 2020. It seems that we’re taking the first step on that journey already, as Ofgem, the UK’s energy regular, has raised the cap on the prices that energy prices are permitted to charge. The result is […]

Energy prices set to rise by 50% by 2020

Energy prices set to rise by 50% by 2020

Posted on 21st Jan 2019 by Ged Ennis

Market instability is part of the reason for the steadily rising energy prices, but commercial solar can still help businesses to achieve energy security.

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