Somerset - Perfect for Business * Up to 30% more cost effective than London & South East  * Superfast Broadband to 90% of areas on target for 2016* Excellent rail links (under 2hrs) to London & SE, Midlands & far SW  * Regionally strategic - M5 & A303 connecting to M3  * 1hr from 4 international airports  * 1hr from ports at Avonmouth and Weymouth  * Commerical property available: county town, market towns and rural locations.  Businesses move to Somerset to grow ...

 

Renewable Energy Somerset

Somerset has seen significant investment and advances in renewable energy in recent times, guaranteeing its place as one of the area’s key business sectors and making it an ideal location for the growth of this developing industry.

First-class skills and training

The county boasts extensive energy skills knowledge due to its existing nuclear expertise and supply chain, as well as complementary skills and resources from its world-class advanced engineering and aerospace industry.

Education and training are intrinsic to the energy and environmental technology sectors within Somerset, ensuring a wealth of state-of-the-art industry knowledge and a first-rate skill base.

The £8million Energy Skills Centre at Bridgwater College offers high-quality, professional training facilities in science, engineering and specialist construction, whilst several local colleges run courses on Environmental Studies.

Somerset is also home to the £2.5million Genesis Project, an innovative sustainable construction scheme and learning centre.

Regen SW is a leading centre of sustainable energy expertise and pioneering project delivery. It offers advice and training for business and enables business, local authorities, community groups and other organisations to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency and build a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England.

Perfect location for solar power

Perfectly positioned in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of ideal solar conditions below the M4 corridor, Somerset is one of the best places in the UK for solar power. It has been picked to host some of Britain’s first PV parks, including BAE Systems’ proposed new Energy Park at Puriton near Bridgwater. The proposed Severn Barrage, which would come ashore in Somerset, also opens up an excellent opportunity for inward investment from energy and environmental technology businesses.

Case studies

Coemi Ltd “The location and its transportation network put us just two hours from the Home Counties, the Midlands and Wales. Easy, speedy access is highly beneficial given the amount of business we do outside of Somerset. And there’s the added benefit that overheads on basic business costs aren’t as high.”

ECOS has two important roles in the promotion of sustainable living - the organisation builds low-carbon homes and has completed several communities in Somerset. It also has a charitable wing, established in 2000, which promotes sustainable design and building techniques to the construction industry.

Glastonbury Founder installs the UK's Biggest Solar Array

 

A Green Pioneer

Somerset is a green pioneer and is the UK’s first Transition Local Authority – ensuring that measures to save energy and cut global warming are at the heart of forward planning.

Renewables in Somerset

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