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Solar and RE:NEW

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

As part of RE:NEW, how much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has been installed since the launch of the Solar Action Plan in 2018?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Between the launch of my Solar Action Plan on 29 June 2018 and the closure of RE:NEW on 30 April 2019, the programme did not directly support solar PV installations with social landlords. This was partly due to reduced appetite ahead of the closure of the feed-in tariff, which made them focus on projects involving insulation, boiler upgrades, communal heating improvements and the integration of energy efficiency measures into planned maintenance programmes instead.

Since my Solar Action Plan was published, my Solar Together London project (which was developed with support from RE:NEW’s innovation workstream), has installed over 700 new solar PV installation in London, with more projected to be installed before the current phase ends in May 2020.