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

Scottow Solar Farm at Coltishall. Picture: Mike Page

Scottow Solar Farm at Coltishall. Picture: Mike Page - Credit: Mike Page

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.

Almost 200,000 solar panels have been installed next to the runways at what is now known as Scottow Enterprise Park - making it one of the biggest solar farms in Britain.

It was constructed on local authority-owned land by developers Scottow Moor Solar Limited and will help power the equivalent of up to 15,000 homes.

The near-50MW solar farm, which is hooked up to the hangars on the enterprise park, is also expected to generate more than £10m for Norfolk County Council over the next 25 years.

Photographer Mike Page captured the first images of the completed solar farm from the air.

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Paul Taylor, spokesman for Scottow Moor Solar Limited, said: "We have managed to build the solar farm on time and we are very pleased that it is now connected with the main buildings on the enterprise park, which means that the tenants in the enterprise park can draw their power from the Scottow solar farm - which is good news for the enterprise park and ourselves.

"It has been a great team effort from everyone involved, the enterprise park and our contractors."

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