July is the sunniest month in Norwich, with 213 glorious hours of sunshine, but even December has 52 hours, so it is still possible to save money on energy bills in the depth of winter for both homes and businesses. Norfolk is so well suited to solar energy generation that it has one of the highest concentrations of solar panel installations in the UK. Former PM Boris Johnson, promoted plans for Norfolk to generate five times more electricity from the sun by 2035. Norfolk’s size, geography and climate mean it is perfectly suited to the installation of solar panels, as we transition away from oil and gas.
The latest figures, from 2020, showed there were a total of 21,103 solar plants in Norfolk of varying size – from domestic installations to vast farms covering several hectares.