About Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is the energy of the future, it is energy that comes from resources that are naturally renewed such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.

There are many people involved in this industry from the people that design and engineer the most efficient ways of generating and transporting energy to the people that install and maintain installations such as wind turbines and solar farms. The offshore wind farms in the East of England provide many opportunities but there are also opportunities in hydro, solar and bio power.

Low carbon energy production is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK and worldwide. In the next ten years, it is estimated that the value of offshore wind will reach £75 billion and 70,000 jobs will be created. Suffolk is certain to benefit from the expansion in the energy sector. This means developing associated supply chains, movement of materials through ports and logistics, innovations in advanced manufacturing and technology to link wind farms to power grids.

Suffolk is also developing a specialist skills base to take advantage of the new jobs emerging in the East Anglian energy industries. Plans are being drawn up for an energy training centre in the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth area and existing training providers are developing specialist courses.

This sector has one of the highest growth potentials meaning there really is no better time to get into the renewable energy business!

What else is there? Well there are many other options from marine biologists to project engineers as well as sales assistants to sell equipment such as solar panels and even geo-scientists who examine the sea bed to make sure it is suitable to build turbines.

There are lots of niches that you won’t have heard about – find out more here!

Did You Know?
The sun can now light your path at night! Cambridge is home to the world’s first glow-in-the-dark path, known as the Starpath. A spray-on coating, developed by UK company Pro-Teq, stores ultra-violet particles from the sun during the day and releases them as blue light at night. Any normal path can be converted in four hours, and it could herald the dawn of a new era in street lighting.

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(icanbea... News) 13th July - 'Renew Your Future'
Renew Your Future strikes again! This time at Stalham.
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(icanbea... News) 4th July 'Renew Your Future' at Cromer
Cromer High students get their Wind Energy Day
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(icanbea... News) 25th June 'Renew Your Future' Day - Flegg
What's the fastest growing energy industry here in East Anglia? Can you name a wind farm off the coast? How many turbines does it have? How does a wind turbine even work?!
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LOW CARBON NETWORK COORDINATOR
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£18,000
Location:
Hethel, Norfolk
Hethel Innovation are looking to recruit a network co-ordinator into their small team who operate Innovation New Anglia; a project developing the emerging low carbon, smart and bio economies.
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Artwork Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Repps with Bastwick, Norfolk, NR29 5JU
We have hosted various youth groups over the years, some of which have left long lasting stunning artwork (wall) as well have assisted with themed fundraising signs, made relevant items for our fundraising events including up-cycling materials to hand.
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Open day & Event Volunteers
Closing Date:
23rd December 2018
Location:
Repps with Bastwick,, Norfolk, NR29 5JU
During the season April – October the museum holds several open days, events and participates in the Broads Outdoor Festival, Heritage Open Days
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