The Low Carbon Energy Company installs Solar PV for NHS

The Low Carbon Energy Company is working with Vital Energi to reduce the carbon footprint of NHS hospital sites across the UK through the installation of Solar PV.

The Burnley-based company is set to install in excess of 2MW of solar, delivering 1,700,000 KWh of clean electricity a year and saving over 560 tonnes of carbon a year for the NHS.

Vital Energi is working with NHS Trusts throughout the country, designing and installing energy efficient heat and power systems and consumption reduction solutions, such as Solar PV and air source heat pumps, which have a significant impact on the overall energy performance and carbon emissions of the hospitals.  The Low Carbon Energy Company is installing Solar PV on 7 sites on behalf of Vital Energi.

Benedict Ennis, The Low Carbon Energy Company’s business development director, said: “We are delighted to be part of this really ambitious programme, and we believe that this will be the start of a long and fruitful relationship with Vital Energi.

“We pride ourselves on being able to take a long-term view of opportunity and some of these projects have taken nearly five years in development. Our aim is to build partnerships with likeminded organisations committed to delivering quality services like Vital Energi.”

Phil Mottershead, Vital Energi Solutions project development director, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the NHS across the country on its commitment to become carbon net zero. Low Carbon Energy have worked closely with our in-house team in the development of these projects, and we look forward to the delivery phase throughout the summer this year with the Low Carbon Energy Team.”

The Low Carbon Energy team has worked closely with Vital Energi to design systems that maximise savings for the NHS on some challenging sites which required detailed work to minimise cost and to ensure minimum disruption to very busy operational facilities.