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Independent renewable energy projects in Norfolk generated enough power for 200,000 homes in 2016

Independent renewable energy producers in Norfolk generated enough power for more than 200,000 homes in 2016. Picture: Ian Burt.

Independent renewable energy producers in Norfolk generated enough power for more than 200,000 homes in 2016. Picture: Ian Burt.

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Independent renewable energy projects in Norfolk generated enough power for more than 200,000 homes in the county last year.

The 22 projects generated 63.3MW of clean power, putting Norfolk in the top 10 for independent renewable energy production in the UK, SmartestEnergy’s fifth annual energy entrepreneurs report said.

The county now has 141 independent renewable projects with a capacity of 399.2MW, which generate enough energy to power more than 206,000 homes and save more than 312,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

The report said independent generators nationwide have invested £2.75bn in 6,400 solar parks, wind farms and other renewable projects, which last year supplied 8.6% of UK demand – enough to power 7.8m homes.

However, the report said cuts to renewable energy subsidies in recent years had caused a slowdown in independent projects.

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