Low Carbon Opportunities Programme set to continue helping SMEs


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In Summary

General | 15th January 2020
FREE renewable energy and low carbon innovation assessments and grants for SMEs in Worcestershire are set to continue for another three years.

In Detail

The programme, which has helped Worcestershire businesses adopt renewable energy with free support and grants, has been extended for a further three years with a grant of over £1.6m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Managed by Worcestershire County Council, the programme provides support for businesses who want to install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or ground source heat pumps, which will reduce their costs, their carbon emissions and their reliance on energy from the grid.

The programme also supports businesses in the clean tech innovation sector or those who want to diversify into this sector through the development of new low carbon technologies, which will help others to save energy or reduce their waste.

Over the last three years, £822,000 worth of grants have provided a mix of solar PV systems to generate clean electricity, helped reduce electricity bills, heat pumps, bio-mass boilers and battery storage solutions.

The programme has also offered a series of events working alongside local partners, to provide further support and learning opportunities to businesses.

Businesses interested in the programme can get in touch by visiting: www.business-central.co.uk/locop