SHROPSHIRE has been shown the potential future of renewable energy from one of the county's top innovators.

At one of their recent board meetings, Shropshire & Telford Community Energy (STCE) received a presentation from Parveen Begum of Solisco; a Telford-based green technology startup, specialising in the deployment of integrated solar panel and electric vehicle charging car-ports.

Parveen achieved renown earlier in the year when she was added to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

STCE are a new community energy project in the process of taking ownership of the Twemlows 10MW Solar Farm near Prees Heath and are creating a community benefit fund which will encourage and facilitate renewable energy development across Shropshire and Telford, but also fund local community projects.

Nick Saxby of STCE said he delighted by Parveen's talk.

"We are currently exploring opportunities for partnerships and projects in the Shropshire and Telford region, and Parveen's entrepreneurial enthusiasm was really compelling," said Nick.

"It shows the amazing potential we have in our region."

At the meeting Parveen showcased a range of cutting-edge projects in the field of solar-powered EV charging ports.

She also explained the technical aspects of the solar carport designs and explained the research and development in which she is involved, including a green development hub at Keele University, and a range of solar powered car parks for train stations in the West Midlands.

Nick added: "We learned a lot about the types of projects that might have potential locally, giving us a great deal inspiration about what we might be able to support.

"Parveen was really keen to explore how EV charging can become a fundamental part of infrastructure.

"We want to help Shropshire and Telford on a journey towards net-zero, by empowering and energising communities.

"We would love to hear from more local innovators and champions of renewable energy."

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