Voltalia Solar Farm & Blandford Brewery
3 July 2023
South Farm Solar Park
A Fuellers double visit to Voltalia Solar Farm in Dorset
followed by lunch and a brewery tour of Blandford Brewery.
Monday 3 July 2023
The Master Peter Harrison invites you to join him for a memorable double visit of the new VoItalia Solar Farm in Spetisbury, Dorset from 1100 on Monday 3 July. This will then be followed by a light buffet lunch and a behind the scenes tour of the nearby Blandford Brewery, home of the famous Badger Beer. Expect to depart by 1600.
Book now by emailing the Master. Bookings close on 22 June 2023.
The total cost of both visits and lunch is £32 per attendee. Your booking will be confirmed by the Master on receipt of your payment (see payment details below).
VOITALIA SOLAR FARM
We are very privileged to get one of the first group tours of this recently completed 92,000 panel solar farm set in the Dorset countryside. The Master is very grateful to Past Master Deputy Shravan Joshi MBE CC who helped to facilitate this visit as the City of London Corporation has signed a 15 year contract to buy all of the electricity produced. The panels have a capacity of 49.9 megawatts, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 35,000 people. It will provide over half of the City Corporation’s electricity needs from 1 January 2023.
The Farm is run by Voltalia a French based group who is a major player in the international renewable energy sector. The Solar Farm started to operate from January 2023 and is being formally inaugurated on 16 June 2023.
We will receive a short briefing about the Farm and the arrangements with The City of London Corporation, and you can also view a short introduction to the Solar Farm by clicking here.
THE BLANDFORD BREWERY
Hall & Woodhouse is a regional independent family-owned brewery founded in 1777. It operates over 250 public houses in the south of England and brews under the name Badger Brewery. We will start with a light buffet lunch and then have a guided tour of the behind the scenes operations of the Victorian Maltings and state of the art Brewery, which was installed in 2012, concluding with sample tastings.
1045 Meet at VoItalia Solar Farm
1100 Visit starts:
1300 Visit ends
1315 Lunch at Blandford Brewery, followed by tour with sample tastings
COST & PAYMENT
The total cost for both visits and lunch is £32 per attendee.
The Solar Farm visit is free of charge; the buffet lunch is £17pp (drinks are extra); the Brewery tour with sample tastings is £15pp.
Please transfer £32 per attendee to the Masters’ bank account at:
'PO & JA Harrison' | Sort: 11-08-74 | A/c no.: 00131660 | Ref: '[your surname]SOLAR'
LOCATION OF VOLITALIA SOLAR FARM
South Farm Solar Park, Louse lane, Spetisbury, Blandford Forum, DT11 9EJ
The recommended option is to come by car and arrive by 1045.
Train: go to Poole Rail Station, followed by a 25 minute taxi ride.
You need to make your own way by car from the Solar Farm to Blandford Brewer. It is 4 miles away. view directions
Sensible clothing and footwear are recommended.
It is expected that PPE clothing will be provided so we can get into and appreciate the facility and the site itself and its various components.
Please book and pay by 22 June 2023.