Three parish halls have been fitted with 4kW solar arrays funded by the operator of a nearby solar farm.

Primrose Solar, which bought the 14MW Nova Scotia project near Great Yarmouth in November 2013, paid for the three installs.

The parish halls in Ormesby and scratby are now generating their own electricity courtesy of the £20,000 grant from Primrose. It is expected that two of the halls – Ormesby Village Centre and The Bracecamp Hall – will be able to reduce their bills close to zero while also generating revenue form the feed-in tariff.

The other – All Saints Parish Hall at Scratby – already has a number of energy efficiency features with the solar panels cutting another 25% of its energy costs.

“Supporting the communities who live near our solar developments is very important to Primrose Solar,” said Giles Clark, CEO, Primrose Solar.

“We understand very well the benefits of solar power generation, so I’m very pleased we have been able to share them with Ormesby and Scratby, and that their parish halls will be generating green, local electricity for them for decades to come – just like the Nova Scotia Solar Park,” added Clark.

Local installer Solar Energy Alliance was used to ensure the money stayed in the local economy.