OUR PROGRAMME OF PROJECTS 

Future Solent is developing a number of projects and is also supporting existing projects within the Solent area to work towards a low carbon economy that meet our priorities and expected outcomes. These include projects from local authorities, SMEs, and universities and colleges in the Solent. 
This programme provides a focused range of interventions to support targeted SMEs in the low carbon economy. It brings together the expertise of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce with three universities and public sector partners to deliver a range of business services to accelerate SME growth, services which are unlikely to be provided by the market alone.  
Projects we are developing and support 
 
Supporting the development of Green Technology businesses and eventually a cluster of green tech firms.  
 
To support businesses in becoming more competitive through reducing resource inputs. 
 
A locally administered scheme, backed by local authorities, which will require providers to utilise local SMEs to undertake installations and create apprenticeships. 
 
Green Deal & ECO Supply Chain Development 
Supplying Solent businesses with the right knowledge and skills to take advantage of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation. 
 
Meeting energy needs of the Solent region into the future, ensuring energy security for businesses and homes, and for securing investment into the optimum renewable and low carbon energy projects. 
 
Development of a vehicle to address the lack of lending to SMEs in the Solent by the big banks, in particular within the green economy and green projects and to ensure local funds are invested in local productive capacity. 
 
Mapping of the current position with the Green Economy in the Solent, evidencing of strengths and identification of key opportunities for the Solent economy. 
 
Navitus Bay Wind Farm 
Support for the development of an offshore wind farm between the Isle of Wight and Dorset to support more secure, renewable energy together with exploitation of economic benefits through the development of the supply chains. 
 
North of Fareham Development Area 
Development of a model, sustainable development which encourages innovation in sustainable design and construction. 
 
The Warmer Wight scheme delivers Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to residents on the Isle of Wight to keep homes warm enough in the winter. Meaning free or highly subsidised replacement boilers and insulation. 
 
 
If you know of organisations or projects that complement the vision of Future Solent and the transition towards a Solent Low Carbon Economy, please contact us to tell us about them. 
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