Hub to support Freeport to deliver on net zero

Plymouth and South Devon Freeport. Image credit: Oceansgate Plymouth City Council

The South West Net Zero Hub is supporting the Plymouth and South Devon (PASD) Freeport with their ambition to work with local partners to achieve a net zero emissions target for the Freeport area and the wider region, ahead of 2050.  Freeports are designated areas where a range of economic incentives are available. These include […]

Sunshine powered surfing at The Wave

Drone photograph of person surfing

Work is set to start on a solar installation to power The Wave surfing lake in South Gloucestershire with 100% renewable energy.  The South West Energy Hub is proud to have played a part in this innovative project by carrying out a feasibility study which supported South Gloucestershire Council to understand the finance of the […]

Low carbon microgrid could power new homes and businesses

Illustration of a new housing development showing homes to be constructed on land

A new 300-home development in Somerset could be net zero carbon – thanks to a project funded by the South West Rural Community Energy Fund. Frome Renewable Energy Co-op (FRECo) has secured a £40,000 grant to investigate the feasibility of a low carbon microgrid and heat network at a large development site called Saxonvale.  The […]