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. 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 […]

Suffolk to burn Norfolk’s waste to produce energy

The Government has given permission to Norfolk County Council to send its waste to a Suffolk facility where it will be treated to generate electricity. The agreement between the two authorities will see 40,000 tonnes of Norfolk’s household waste being treated at the Great Blakenham waste-to-energy plant in Suffolk. The facility, operated by SITA UK, […]

Fury as wind firm blocks fishermen in court

Fishermen were left reeling when an offshore wind farm owner slapped a court injunction against boats entering waters due to hold wind turbines on Monday. Norfolk fishing boats are prevented from entering an area near the planned Race Bank wind farm because the wind power company DONG Energy wants to run surveys of the seabed. […]

Good Energy sells Norfolk solar farm site

Good Energy has agreed to sell its planned 49.9MW solar project on a disused airfield at West Raynham in Norfolk. The project, which will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 11,000 homes, was granted planning permission by Norfolk County Council earlier this year. Good Energy is selling the site to a member of […]

Norwegian firms to start building £1.5bn UK wind farm

Norway’s Statoil and Statkraft have decided to start constructing the Dudgeon wind farm off the coast of Norfolk. The 402MW wind farm is expected to support up to 450 jobs and generate enough electricity to power more than 400,000 homes. Around £1.5 billion is estimated to be invested in the wind farm. It is one […]

UK’s ‘green’ bank invests £51m in energy-from-waste plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has pledged to invest £51 million in a proposed waste-to-energy facility in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The Willows Power & Recycling Centre (pictured, artist’s impression) is expected to process 170,000 tonnes of household waste and 100,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste. That would be converted into 170GWh of electricity […]

DECC approves Dudgeon wind farm tweaks

The UK Government has approved an application for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm’s capacity to be reduced to around 400MW. The original consent for the project at 560MW was granted last year but the changes were requested following a review of the site’s design after it was bought by Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft. The […]

Investment fund buys Norfolk solar farm for £17m

An investment fund focusing on large-scale solar projects has agreed to buy a solar farm in Norfolk for £17 million. The farm of solar panels on an agricultural site near Hardingham is expected to start generating power in December and will be one of the largest in the region. Bluefield Solar Income Fund – which […]

Statkraft sole operator of offshore wind farm in Norfolk

Norwegian renewable energy firm Statkraft is to take over the sole responsibility as operator of a wind farm off the coast of Norfolk. Scira Offshore Energy Ltd, the current operator and a joint venture company owned by Statkraft and Statoil, will remain as the legal entity while employees will be transferred to Statkraft. The move […]

Wind full in the sails as two new farms approved today

Two new wind farms off the coast of Britain won the go-ahead from ministers today – and one of them will be the biggest offshore wind project in the world. Planning consent was granted for the giant £3.6 billion Triton Knoll wind farm and a grand total of 288 turbines off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk […]