Business Sector

Low carbon technologies can offer your business a great opportunity to reduce energy consumption, and improve competitiveness and profitability.

Through free technical support, workshops, networking events and grants, Low Carbon Dorset are helping Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s), carry out standard energy efficiency measures, and larger low carbon projects.

What types of projects can we support?

  • Standard energy efficiency measures – e.g. insulation measures, boilers, lighting upgrades, motor and drives, voltage optimisation, double glazing, variable speed drives, compressed air systems
  • Small scale renewable energy installations (up to 5MW) – e.g. Biomass boilers, Renewable Heat (ground, air and water source heat pumps), On-shore wind, Marine energy, Solar PV, Small Scale Hydro.
  • Use of innovative or new technologies & approaches that reduce energy consumption in your business.
  • Development of new products or processes which help reduce carbon emissions – e.g. proving concepts, research, marketing

To be eligible for business sector support you must be a:

Legally constituted Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), or new start-up (not individuals or sole traders) located and operating within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole.

What’s on offer?

Click here to see what support is available to your organisation

Case studies

Click here to see how other people have lowered their carbon usage, or contribute your own project.

Apply

Click here to fill out an online form for more information and start the low-carbon ball rolling.

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