02 August 2016

Sevor Farm Solar poetry competition and family fun day

Residents of South Marston village are being encouraged to enter a poetry competition to tell a story about their local solar farm, Sevor Farm Solar.

The competition, hosted by Eneco UK, is open to all residents within the South Marston village. The poems should be titled ‘Sevor Farm Solar’ and must be no longer than five verses. Poets can learn more about Sevor Farm Solar before they enter the competition by visiting www.sevorfarmsolar.co.uk. The winning poem will be displayed at the footpath that surrounds Sevor Farm Solar, located on Nightingale Lane and the winning poet will receive the prize of a Kindle E-Reader. Competition entries can be sent to sevorfarm@eneco.com or Eneco UK, 3 Athena Court, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RT, and the closing date for all entries is Monday 22nd August 2016*.

Eneco will also be offering residents of South Marston a tour of Sevor Farm Solar and a visit to Roves Farm on Thursday 25th August 2016. The event will commence at 11am and will finish by 3pm.  Spaces are free of charge, however are limited to 40 guests on a first come first serve basis. A tour of the solar farm, lunch at Roves Farm and a fun den building activity will be included. Residents can register their interest in the event by contacting Eneco on sevorfarm@eneco.com or 01926 331 210.

Zoisa Walton, Country Director for Eneco UK commented: “We wanted to be able to offer residents of South Marston village something fun to do during the summer holidays. We hope the poetry competition will appeal to residents of all ages; it’s something the whole family can write together. We look forward to meeting with lots of residents for the family day out on the 25th August – it’s an event that is tailored for all to enjoy.” 

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. In May 2015, a flock of sheep began grazing at Sevor Farm Solar and local resident, Angela Doore named them ‘The Power Family’.

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For more information, please contact Michelle Giblin (Eneco UK Ltd) on 01926 331 210 or email michelle.giblin@eneco.com.

Notes to editors

*Terms & Conditions for the Sevor Farm Solar poetry competition:

This competition is open to all residents in South Marston village. The closing date for entries is 22nd August 2016. Send your entries to sevorfarm@eneco.com or Michelle Giblin, Eneco, 3 Athena Court, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RT. Poems should be no more than five verses. Please write your name, address and contact details on the reverse. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent’s/guardian’s permission to enter the competition. The judging panel will be made up of Eneco and South Marston Parish Council representatives. Please note that the judges’ decision is final. The winner will be informed by 29th August 2016 and will receive their prize shortly after. This prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. Each entrant warrants that his/her entry is original and made using no other intellectual copyright of any third party. Each entrant agrees to give Eneco their irrevocable permission to use, reproduce, publish, display, transmit, copy, amend and store their entry. The prize-winner unconditionally agrees (as a condition of accepting any prize) to: the use of their name, one or more photographs of themselves and to co-operate with or participate in any other reasonable post competition publicity. By submitting this entry, each entrant agrees to these terms and conditions.

About Eneco UK Ltd:

Eneco UK (www.eneco.co.uk) is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Zoisa Walton. Eneco UK is a sustainable business in renewable generation, incorporating both large-scale onshore wind and solar assets. Since 2008, the business has built an impressive portfolio of five wind farms in Scotland amounting to over 200 MW of capacity. In 2013 Eneco opened an additional office in Dochfour, near Inverness to support this growing portfolio in Scotland. The Warwick based company supplies high profile businesses including Mars, Heineken, AkzoNobel, Unilever, and Scottish Water. The 10MW solar project, based in Swindon provides an innovative direct supply to Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM).

After building a successful asset base, Eneco UK moved into the retail market with partners Co-operative Energy launching a new domestic tariff in May 2016. The company continues to work with partners to offer sustainable energy solutions for both businesses and consumers.

Source: Eneco UK