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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

Thank you for your answer to question 2019/17610 on RE:NEW. Which projects were held back due to the cut to the FiTs, what do you anticipate their replacements to be, and when will these come on stream?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The RE:NEW team were working on a framework for the supply and installation of solar PV with one of the largest housing providers in the country (who cannot be named here for confidentiality reasons), which was cancelled shortly before it was due to complete. This framework was due to install 1,000-2,000 solar PV installations.

This type of project will be replaced with stronger retrofit projects, saving more carbon and reducing energy bills further than would have been achieved originally.

These newer projects will contain multiple measures in a ‘whole house’ approach, ideally featuring solar PV alongside building fabric and heating improvements.