The world needs more energy, and in future ever more of its energy supply will need to be obtained from renewable resources such as hydropower, waves and wind. With around 40% of the EU’s entire wind resources available in British waters, it makes sense to harness the wind.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk in the UK, comprises 88 wind turbines and generates around 1.1TWh of green energy per annum. This is enough clean energy to power almost 280,000 British homes. Compared to fossil fuels that is a reduction of around 500,000 tonnes of CO² emissions every year.
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is owned by Equinor, Green Investment Group and Equitix through joint-venture company Scira Offshore Energy Limited, and Equinor is the operator of the wind farm.
26 February 2024: Sheringham Shoal grant provides solar power for new Wighton Village Hall
Wighton is a village close to Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk, whose community of around 300 residents succeeded in raising £730,000 to replace its existing ‘recreation hut’ with a new environmentally friendly village hall, licensed for occupancy by up to 242 people.
Renewable energy initiatives in North Norfolk feature strongly in the latest grants awarded by the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, with four organisations receiving support for their projects.
08 November 2022: Sheringham Shoal Community Fund celebrates!
Representatives from many of the organisations which have received grants from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund recently came together to celebrate the Community Fund’s success in awarding over £1million to projects in North Norfolk since it was established in 2010.