ScottishPower Renewables has launched a photography competition in association with GE digital cameras and The Herald, searching for the best pictures of Whitelee Windfarm in East Renfrewshire, Europe’s largest onshore windfarm.
There are three fantastic GE cameras up for grabs for the overall winner and two runners up, as well as family passes to the Glasgow Science Centre and goody bags. The three winning images will also be displayed in Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre.
“Whitelee’s turbines coupled with the landscape make for some striking photography opportunities, and many visitors have already been sharing their shots through blogs and social media such as Twitpic and Flickr,” said a spokesperson for ScottishPower Renewables.
“We are delighted that people are going online to share and view photos of Whitelee – we want to encourage this and to recognise talented individuals through this competition.”
The competition will be hosted online, through ScottishPower Renewables’ newly established Twitter feed. Don’t worry if you don’t use Twitter, entries can also be submitted by email and ScottishPower Renewables will provide all entrants with a link so they can view their photo and share it with friends and family.
If you already have photos of Whitelee Windfarm, you can email them to email@example.com for your chance to win. Terms and conditions apply. If you are planning a visit to Whitelee, remember to take your camera and send in your photos. Please include a brief description telling us more about you and your visit to Whitelee. Closing date for entries is midnight on Wednesday, October 27.
Visit www.whiteleewindfarm.co.uk to view full terms and conditions.
Notes to editors:
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The winner will receive a GE X5. The GE X5 camera is a great buy for anyone who doesn’t want the complexity of a full SLR camera but wants something more interesting than a compact. With its long lens technology, this is by far the cheapest of its kind on the market, not to mention the best looking! Practical and easy to use, the X5 also boasts the in-built award winning Pan Capture Panorama. It takes great photos but also helps you look like a pro photographer.
About Whitelee Windfarm and ScottishPower Renewables
The initial 140 turbines at Whitelee Windfarm are capable of producing up to 322MW of electricity – enough to power over 180,000 homes and the equivalent of displacing 500,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. Two further extensions have since been granted, which will add an additional 75 turbines, increasing overall capacity up to 539MW.
ScottishPower Renewables is part of Iberdrola Renovables, the largest wind energy company in the world* with an installed capacity of over 10.000 MW at the end of June 2009, and a pipeline of 56.622 MW. ScottishPower Renewables had 790 MW of installed capacity at the end of June 2009, a 48.8% increase on the previous year, and a pipeline of 5,018 MW.
*Source: New Energy Finance