Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Solar Farm Powers Up

SOlar Farm

8:05am 19th June 2014

A new solar farm near Wool in Wareham has started generating electricity for the first time.

The 34 acre site at Tout Hill will soon be able to generate enough electricity for around 1,300 homes.

Hugo House, from Good Energy told us about their future plans for the site:

"In the autumn, we will sow wildflower seeds across all three fields, and later, we plan to allow sheep to graze on the site demonstrating that agriculture, renewable energy production and biodiversity can work side by side."

Juliet Davenport, OBE, Founder and CEO of Good Energy commented: "The solar farm at Wool will make an important contribution to Dorset's renewable energy targets and demonstrates the value of solar power as part of our renewable energy generation portfolio."

As a reward for supporting the solar farm parishes of East Stoke and Wool will benefit from an annual £5,000 community fund, to be administered by a charitable trust set up by local people.

The local community will be able to apply for funding and the trustees will award the money to those projects they judge as best serve the needs of the community.

An additional sum of £10,000 is being given to East Stoke to support its plans to build a village hall.

At the same time, three schools - Bovington First, Wool Church of England First and St Mary & St Joseph First - and the D'urbeville Hall have all benefited from the installation of small-scale solar panels.

"We appreciate that local people are 'hosting' our developments and this is our way of saying thank you to them," said Hugo.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Wessex FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
brewery square clock

brewery square clock

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.