Renewable energy projects across Norfolk are producing more than £34.5m worth of electricity a year as businesses continue to invest in independent power. Despite a fall in renewable subsidies slowing growth companies have continued to seek ways of making schemes, such as solar farms and biomass generators, financially viable, according to the Energy Entrepreneurs Report from SmartestEnergy. Norfolk has 143 independent renewable projects, ranging from solar and wind farms to biomass boilers, with a generation capacity of 418.2MW – which is worth £34.5m a year and puts the county in the top 10 nationally. The energy generated powers the equivalent of 206,000 homes and on average the projects have cost £602,000. Last year saw £6.28m invested in projects which included a 6,508 solar panel farm on Briar Chemicals’ factory site on the Sweet Briar Industrial Estate in Norwich.
Norwich Evening News 4th May 2018 read more »
Renewable energy projects across Norfolk and Suffolk are producing more than £71m of electricity a year as businesses continue to invest in independent power.
Eastern Daily Press 4th May 2018 read more »