Push for renewable energy as Codford solar farm opens
By Jonathan Holmes, Paul Barltrop & Dickon Hooper
Plans to invest in the hydrogen industry in the West Country could create up to 40,000 new jobs, it is claimed.
The Western Gateway, a partnership of local authorities in south Wales and western England, said it could be used for steel work and aviation fuel.
Meanwhile, a new 72 acre solar farm has opened in Codford, Wiltshire, which can power 4,850 homes.
The farm was opened by Centrica and will provide 18 megawatts of power.
"You don't need the sun to be shining like it is in the summer to be getting energy from solar power, but on a good day it can provide 25% of the UK's electricity, said Chris O'Shea, chief executive of Centrica.