Name the solar sheep family competition

There has been sightings of a number of new arrivals at Sevor Farm Solar, in South Marston Swindon. At a closer look it was confirmed that they are in fact renewable energy company, Eneco’s new solar sheep family. To celebrate their arrival Eneco is launching a competition to name them.

The competition is open to any age group, all you need to do is name the new family of sheep. The lucky winner will win a family day out to Rovers Farm* which has its own pets corner as well as lunch at their wholly sheep tea room. The competition opens from today and closes on 26 June. All entries must include full contact details and the name of the sheep family which can be e-mailed to; sevorfarm@eneco.com.

The sheep arrived at their new home at Sevor Farm Solar at the end of April and they have all settled into village life well. The perception that solar farms can’t also include live stock is a myth and Eneco is pleased that landowner Bill Haine is showing that farmers can combine the two.

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.

Guy Madgwick, Managing Director at Eneco said “It’s great to see the solar farm with life stock grazing and roaming round it. Just like the solar farm we hope the local community embrace these new arrivals by naming them. We are very much looking forward to hearing the names and do hope that as many people as possible send us their ideas ”

For further information, please contact Seona Shuttleworth at Eneco on 01926 331229.

NOTE TO EDITORS

*Terms and conditions of Eneco’s photography competition
The competition opens on 8 May and the deadline is the 26 June. All ages and abilities can apply to name the sheep family. One entry per house hold only. The judging panel will consist of landowner Bill Haine and Eneco’s Managing Director, Guy Madgwick. All entries must include the persons full contact details and the name of the sheep family. The winner will win a family ticket (for up to five people) to Rovers Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QG. A fifty pound voucher for lunch at the Rovers Farm is also included. The winner will be notified by July 6 , Eneco will have the final decision. All copy rights to the name will belong to Eneco UK.

About Sevor Farm Solar

  • Construction of Sevor Farm Solar began in January 2014 and the site was commissioned in April 2014
  • Number of panels: 40,128 (if you line all these panels together the distance they would reach is from South Marston village to Bristol, totalling approximately 64km!)
  • Effective capacity: 10.3MW
  • Power supplied: Around 64% of Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) Engine Plant’s annual electricity requirements
  • Size of site:43 acres

About Eneco UK:
Eneco UK () is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Guy Madgwick. The Uhttp://www.eneco.co.uk/K 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.

About Eneco UK Ltd:
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 Tullo II 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.