27 March 2015

Sevor Farm Solar Easter Egg Hunt

The pupils of South Marston C of E School were treated today (27 March) to an Easter Egg hunt with a twist – it was at their local solar farm, Sevor Farm Solar. 

Renewable energy developer Eneco UK, provided the children with the traditional Easter activity while sharing with them how a solar farm produces green energy.

The hunt, aimed at highlighting the significance of green energy within the wider energy mix and reminding the children that solar energy is produced near to the school, saw the pupils putting on hand crafted bunny ears and hunting for eggs in this unique environment. One lucky pupil snapped up a family cinema ticket to be used during the Easter holidays.

Eneco has worked closely with the school throughout the construction and operational phases of the solar farm. The pupils of South Marston C of E School designed the logo for the solar farm which is displayed on the signpost situated at the entrance of the footpath on Nightingale Lane.

Guy Madgwick, Managing Director of Eneco UK says: “Easter is fast becoming a time to think about sustainability with more emphasis on recycling our Easter egg packaging. We thought this would be a good opportunity to show the children the benefits of  renewable energy and how it’s produced at the solar farm in a fun and interesting way.”

The 10MW Sevor Farm Solar was officially opened in September 2014. The energy being produced at the solar farm provides Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd with up to 64% of its annual electricity requirements for its Engine Plant.

Spectators of the hunt consisted of the teachers of the school, local Parish Council members and representatives from Eneco UK.

Now that the Spring season is upon us, Sevor Farm Solar will have further daylight hours to produce more green energy.
 

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For further information, please contact Michelle Giblin at  Eneco on 01926 331229.

NOTE TO EDITORS

About Eneco UK:

Eneco UK (www.eneco.co.uk) is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Guy Madgwick. The UK wind portfolio includes Scottish onshore projects: Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms, fully operational with a combined generating capacity of 42MW, located in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire; Burn of Whilk Wind Farm (22.5MW) located west of Wick, Caithness – currently under construction; Moy Wind Farm (60MW) in The Highlands – currently under construction; Lochluichart Wind Farm (69MW) in The Highlands – fully operational and Macritch Hill, a proposed 54MW wind farm located in Angus that is being developed in partnership with Scottish Water. Eneco is also a 50:50 development partner in the Navitus Bay offshore wind project located to the west of the Isle of Wight. In November 2013, the company acquired its first solar project in the UK - the 10MW Sevor Solar Farm near South Marston, Swindon.

Source: Eneco UK