Norfolk solar farm opens in record time

Today the first phase of a solar farm in Norfolk has opened after a seven-week build. This has made Scottow Moor one of the quickest large-scheme builds in the UK. […]

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Today the first phase of a solar farm in Norfolk has opened after a seven-week build.

This has made Scottow Moor one of the quickest large-scheme builds in the UK.

The power plant has more than 130,000 solar panels connected to the local electricity network.

The scheme will make the council an extra £10 million over the next 25 years, when the second phase is finished. The money will be reinvested in the park to create jobs and open it to the public.

The community will receive £25,000 from the contractors.

David Fyffe of the developers said: “We are delighted to have our solar farm generating renewable electricity for the local area.”

Norfolk County Councillor George Nobbs said: “We are guaranteed income over the next 25 years but not only this, the scheme is creating cleaner energy and saving 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.”