Land Rover BAR and renewables investment company Low Carbon have announced the extension of their partnership, with Low Carbon to remain the team's renewable energy partner for the 36th America's Cup campaign.
Through the partnership, Low Carbon will support the British Challenger Land Rover BAR's commitment to leading the way in sustainability in sport and the marine industry through the installation of additional solar paneling at its base in Portsmouth and the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.
Low Carbon has been the official renewable energy partner of Land Rover BAR since 2015. Low Carbon has previously supported the team's renewable energy requirements with a 114.89kW solar installation at the base and a 67.2kW solar installation at the local Northern Parade School, also providing educational resources on the importance of renewable energy and tackling climate change.
Low Carbon additionally co-funded the installation of the largest ground-mounted solar project in Bermuda for the country's national museum in 2017, helping to offset Land Rover BAR's carbon footprint while training and competing in the 35th America's Cup.
The combined solar installations are helping to save more than 130 tonnes of CO2 each year and, with the increased solar capacity and new EV chargers installed under the extended partnership, the team will be able to further reduce its carbon footprint and produce more clean energy, supporting its commitment to sustainability.
Roy Bedlow, co-founder of Low Carbon, said: "We're delighted to extend our partnership and work with Land Rover BAR as they strive to win the 36th America's Cup. The team's goal of leading the way in sustainability through the Power of Partnerships is a fantastic example we're committed to supporting. Our work together has not only helped tangibly reduce electricity costs and carbon emissions, it is helping to educate the public and particularly young people about the importance of tackling climate change."
Jo Grindley, Chief Commercial Officer Land Rover BAR, said: "We are grateful for Low Carbon's continued support, enabling us to minimise our carbon footprint and produce more renewable energy at our bases. We are excited to start planning future legacy and education projects and hope we can inspire others to make the change to clean energy."