TG2723 : Solar farm construction at RAF Coltishall

taken 4 years ago, near to Scottow, Norfolk, Great Britain

Solar farm construction at RAF Coltishall
Solar farm construction at RAF Coltishall
One of the airfield's original buildings stands forlorn amidst large solar panels but at least it is still standing. In April 2014, Norfolk County Council decided that a solar farm would be an appropriate use of the airfield at former RAF Coltishall. Proposals by a newly created company, Scottow Moor Solar Ltd, to construct a 40 - 50MW solar farm were approved in December 2014 and construction work has since started and is progressing swiftly. The solar farm is planned to generate electricity by using photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight directly into electricity and could generate enough clean energy to power approximately 12,000 to 15,000 homes.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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TG2723, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 February, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 February, 2015
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Energy infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2724 2353 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.6927N 1:21.9911E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2743 2361
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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