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Solstice wins top industry award

Industry Accolades

Best Ground-Mount Solar Farm 2015

Solstice Renewables has won a coveted award for the best ground-mount solar farm over 5 MW at the 2015 Solar Power Portal Awards held on October 14th at The Vox, NEC, Birmingham.

The award was presented to Solstice by Leo Johnson, author and sustainability expert, in recognition of the industry-leading standards achieved at its 20.4 MW solar farm at

Manor Farm, Verwood, Dorset.

Sophy and Tory from Solstice Renewables collect the trophy at the Solar Power Portal Awards ceremony in Birmingham

Sophy and Tory from Solstice Renewables collect the trophy at the Solar Power Portal Awards ceremony in Birmingham

 

“The awards highlight the outstanding projects currently in the industry, helping to reflect the good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and level of innovation,” said Solar Power Portal. “Manor Farm, Verwood, is an exemplar of best-practice in large-scale ground-mounted solar projects.”

The judges commended the project for its discreet, well-located position with optimum generation capability, implementing industry-leading biodiversity and ecological measures on low-grade land, with exceptionally good community benefits and excellent support from local people.

“It’s great to be recognised by the industry for the high standards we strive to achieve in all our solar projects,” said Giovanni Maruca, Director, Solstice Renewables. “It’s also a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion of our outstanding team.

Solstice was also shortlisted for the award for best Community Benefits. The judging panel was drawn from throughout the industry and included Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Climate Change Adviser, National Farmers’ Union; Emma Bridge, CEO, Community Energy England; and Merlin Hyman, CEO, Regen SW.

 

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