Youngsters to design wind farm tour logo

Yelvertoft Wind Farm
Yelvertoft Wind Farm

FREE tours of the Yelvertoft Wind Farm will start in April it has been announced.

Run by Northamptonshire Waste and Energy Education Team and AES Wind Generation, the tours will be offered to schools across the county.

The organisations are now asking children who attend either Crick or Yelvertoft schools to enter a competition to design a logo for the tours.

The winning design will be used to advertise the tours on websites, information boards and signs, and the winner will get a small prize too. All entries must be handed into the respective school office by the end of the day on January 31.

Construction of Yelvertoft Wind Farm started on site, which lies between the M1 and Yelvertoft village, in late 2012. The eight turbines were erected last year, with their construction ending in April. By July they had all started providing electricity to the national grid.

Since then AES Wind Generation has held an open day on the site, and run the first round of grants for its community benefit fund, which it pays some of its profits into.