Eveley Solar Farm shortlisted for best large-scale PV project in 2016 Solar Power Portal/Clean Energy awards

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Primrose Solar and PS Renewables are very pleased to announce that Eveley Solar Farm in Hampshire has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

At 49 MW, Eveley is one of the largest privately-owned solar farms in the UK. Primrose acquired the full project rights to Eveley in December last year from PS Renewables, working in partnership with PS Renewables as EPC to complete construction in March 2016.

The Solar Power Portal awards are in their fourth year and this year are being held alongside the inaugural Clean Energy Awards, established to celebrate the successes of the wider clean technology space. Eveley has been shortlisted in for best large-scale PV project, alongside five others. According to Solar Media, the projects represent the best and brightest developments from the renewable energy sector over the last year. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Birmingham’s NEC on October 5th 2016.

Giles Clark, CEO, Primrose Solar, said: “We are very proud of Eveley which was built on-time, on-budget and with the support of the local community. It will be one of the last large solar assets built in the UK for some time, and the project certainly deserves to be recognised for its achievement by the industry.”

Matt Hazell, Commercial Director, PS Renewables, said: “The process of developing and building Eveley solar farm has been a perfect example of the “solar coaster” experienced by the sector recently. It proves the UK solar industry can overcome obstacles to deliver world-class energy generation projects. Being shortlisted is a testament to all the work the team has put in and we’ll be hoping for more success on the night.”

Eveley will generate enough power to supply the equivalent of 15,000 typical homes and save around 21,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. A bespoke programme of ecological and biodiversity enhancement is being implemented on site, with bat & bird boxes, sheep grazing between the panels, and grass and wildflower seeding where possible.