Acquired from AEE Renewables in December 2013, Eneco UK continued to work with them throughout the construction period.
The application process for the project was completed and approved by Swindon Borough Council following a number of land assessments undertaken by AEE Renewables, these included;
- Archaeology Magnetometer Survey
- Habitat Survey (ecology)
- Flood Risk Assessment (FRA)
Construction of the solar farm began in early 2014. The solar farm became fully operational in July 2014.
With an installed capacity of 10.27 MW, the project’s output will contribute to the energy needs of the nearby Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) Plant. Sevor Farm Solar will provide around 64 per cent of the annual energy requirement of HUM's Engine Plant.
Full information on the planning process and permission can be found at: http://pa.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MHUSAGPT97000
In April 2014, Eneco ran a competition with South Marston Church of England Primary School to design a logo for Sevor Farm Solar. The winning logo was designed by Phoebe Young and is displayed on a sign post positioned near to the solar farm.