Photovoltaic uptake in London

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to the most recent Department of Energy and Climate Change data, London, as a proportion of households, has the lowest rate of PV installation using the Feed in Tariff scheme of any UK region. What are you doing to improve this situation?


Answer for Photovoltaic uptake in London

Answer for Photovoltaic uptake in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over the period 2010-12, I secured 158,000m2 of PV through the planning system, which is likely to generate to over 300GWh of electricity/annum. My Decentralised Energy (DE) Capacity Study (2011) suggested that about 2.5 per cent of London's energy could be generated from PV by 2030. The same study suggested that 22 per cent of London's energy could be supplied from larger DE schemes linked to heat networks. Given that the London Plan and the Feed-in Tariff already stimulate the uptake of PV, my efforts currently concentrate on addressing the barriers to large scale DE in London.