Seminar on Solar Power and Biodiversity - Maximising the Benefits

Date:
16 Jun 17
Time:
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Region:
South East
Location:
Westmill Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH
Energy type:
Solar
Event type:
Activity, Other
Host:
Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust
Cost:
Free
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.

On Friday 16th Westmill hosts a seminar on Solar Power and Biodiversity. This unique event will look at how solar farms can benefit wildlife and nature while producing power for our homes and a new source of income for Britain’s farmers.  Among the speakers is Guy Parker of local company Wychwood Biodiversity, one of the leading UK experts in this field. The seminar runs from 1pm - 4.30pm – advance booking is important as places are limited. Full details at www.facebook.com/groups/westmill/

This event is being organised by Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust (WeSET).  WeSET has been running a visitor programme since the Wind farm first opened in 2008.  The charity’s team of volunteer guides has welcomed well over 10,000 visitors to the site.  They have included many local residents and school children, as well as community groups from across the UK and beyond who are interested in setting up their own community owned renewable energy projects.

Mike Blanch, WeSET’s Chair, said “Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park are beacons for successful community owned renewable energy projects. They are owned by individuals, many of them living locally. It’s wonderful that so many people have wanted to see the projects and hear their stories first hand. We are keen to help landowners embrace the potential of renewables on their land and help finance them through community ownership.”  

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