Date published: 6th December 2018

A 150 kilowatts Photovoltaic (PV) array of 390 solar panels could be installed on the roof of the Council offices at Cromer.

The decision to approve funding for the solar panels was agreed by Council members at full council on November 21st and a planning application has been subsequently made.

By using these panels the Council will be making use of a sustainable power source and cutting down on their reliance on fossil fuels. In addition to a reduction in fossil fuel usage it would reduce the Council’s use of grid supplied power by around 40%.

This level of reduction not only helps the environment but it also cuts costs of council spending, this money can then be used for investing into North Norfolk.

After the initial investment of £225,000 the Council predict a substantial saving for every year after installation.

A council spokesman said: “The council offices are perfectly suited to house solar panelling, we would love to see them installed in order to help our environment. Green energy is an essential part of the modern world.”

Last updated: 6th December 2018