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Norfolk now has one million solar panels - enough to power one fifth of all our homes

Norfolk now has one million solar panels - enough to power one fifth of all our homes

Norfolk is home to over one million solar panels, with the potential to produce 265MW of renewable energy. At full capacity that’s enough to power over 80,000 homes - a fifth of all households in the county.
Biogas plant is helping meet energy targets while boosting farm finances, says Euston Estate

Biogas plant is helping meet energy targets while boosting farm finances, says Euston Estate

While growing fields of maize for biogas has ignited “food versus fuel” debates, an East Anglian farming estate says it has created a viable market for its crop, while helping meet the UK’s renewable energy targets.
What the huge solar farm at RAF Coltishall looks like from the air

What the huge solar farm at RAF Coltishall looks like from the air

The final piece of the jigsaw has been slotted into place at the solar farm at the former RAF base at Coltishall which has now been switched on.
Green light for North Walsham solar farm

Green light for North Walsham solar farm

A new solar farm will be adding to north Norfolk’s renewable energy mix.
Councillors view proposed North Walsham solar power site

Councillors view proposed North Walsham solar power site

Councillors cast their eyes over the location of a proposed solar farm on the edge of North Walsham during an inspection of the site.
Generation Park developers admit serious problems with finding investors for £370m energy plant on edge of Norwich

Generation Park developers admit serious problems with finding investors for £370m energy plant on edge of Norwich

Developers behind a controversial £370m energy park on the edge of Norwich have admitted they are facing serious problems in finding investors.
Grower hails miscanthus energy crop for rejuvenating ‘barren’ field

Grower hails miscanthus energy crop for rejuvenating ‘barren’ field

It’s a tricky problem – how do you make money from barren fields which have rejected all efforts to grow viable cereals or vegetables? The answer for a growing number of East Anglian farmers is a towering energy crop which seems to thrive in low-yielding soil.
Straw for energy divides farming opinions

Straw for energy divides farming opinions

Farmers have been urged to explore the financial benefits of selling surplus straw to Norfolk’s newest biomass plant – while the baling industry seeks to allay concerns about availability for livestock or soil enrichment.
Norwich gets its first glimpse of proposed £325m energy plant

Norwich gets its first glimpse of proposed £325m energy plant

The public will get the chance today and tomorrow to see progress on ambitious plans for a £325m energy plant on the edge of Norwich city centre.
South Raynham farm’s chicken manure energy trial given EU approval

South Raynham farm’s chicken manure energy trial given EU approval

A revolutionary system of turning poultry manure into energy that has been piloted on a Norfolk farm is set to make the whole industry more sustainable, both economically and environmentally.