UK: Norfolk solar farm the size of 65 football pitches proposed

A large solar farm - the size of about 65 football pitches - could provide power for 12,500 homes and a vertical farm, its developers have said. Plans for the farm have been submitted to South Norfolk Council for farmland near Colton, west of Norwich.

Developer Pathfinder Clean Energy said its solar site would be built on land the owner said was difficult to farm. Concerns have been raised about a possible fire risk, solar glare, and the site being too visible.
Pathfinder claimed its 130-acre (52 hectares) solar farm could power the equivalent of 12,498 homes, reducing annual CO2 emissions by more than 9,033 tonnes, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

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