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Planning for the solar PV park revolution

In just over a week, the government-funded organisation Regen SW is bringing together businesses and local authorities to plan the future of solar PV in the south west.

Regen SW works to enable the private and public sectors to deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency, building a prosperous low-carbon economy in the south west of England.

The organisation is holding a conference in Exeter on 19th October to help the south west plan for the region’s contribution to reducing Britain’s carbon footprint.

The event will bring together planning officers, local authority representatives, solar park experts and regional stakeholders and relevant businesses to discuss best practice and issues and define the next steps in developing a framework for planning solar photovoltaic parks in the south west.

A recent report suggests that green energy will play an important part in the region’s economic recovery, with a 78% increase in employment since 2008 and a 17% increase in value.

Somerset is key to this renewables renaissance, perfectly positioned in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of ideal solar conditions below the M4 corridor, but still only 90 minutes to two hours from London. It’s also under an hour into Bristol and the Midlands.

Somerset has already been picked to host some of Britain’s first PV parks, including BAE Systems’ proposed new Energy Park, at Puriton near Bridgwater.

There’s more about Regen SW’s event on 19th October here.

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Call Somerset 3D now on 0845 122 2066 to register your interest in the renewables renaissance in Somerset.