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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 […]

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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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 […]

Ofgem raises energy cap, increasing prices for millions

How do solar panels work?

Posted on 30th May 2019 by Ged Ennis

Solar panels are among the greenest forms of energy generation for both domestic and commercial properties, so it’s no surprise that they’re becoming continually popular amongst both the private and commercial sectors. But while the advantages of this technology are generally very well known, not everyone is quite so clear on exactly how they work. […]

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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 […]

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3 key benefits to getting solar panels in Spring

Posted on 21st Mar 2019 by Ged Ennis

Solar panels have a whole range of advantages for your business – we’ve gone into them in extensive detail on our solar panels for business page. The spring season can be a particularly opportune time to install solar panels, though, especially if you want to be in a position where you’re getting maximum benefit for […]

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 […]

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1 in 3 UK businesses are now generating their own power. Are you?

Posted on 27th Nov 2018 by Ged Ennis

It’s no secret that public support for the solar energy industry has never been higher. Happily, British businesses are continuing to demonstrate their commitment to green initiatives as well. According to a new report, one in three businesses are now generating their own on-site power commercial solar power. This week, our experts take a closer […]

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Cost Drops In Renewable Energy Leads To Global Capacity Boost

Posted on 7th Jul 2017 by Ged Ennis

It seems like almost every other week now we’re hearing about a new record set within the energy industry – and positive ones, too! The latest one is this; in a nutshell, throughout 2016 renewable energy capacity was boosted around the world by a record amount. At the same time, the prices for them dropped […]

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