Solar Energy and Mayor's High Level Electricity Working Group

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4238
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In answer to my question 2014/2727, you informed me that your high level electricity working group's purpose is to focus on electricity distribution network connections to new development and not on the potential of solar. Will you reconsider your position and look at the additional grid capacity required to facilitate the deployment of solar arrays to be deployed on existing buildings?

Answer

Answer for Solar Energy and Mayor's High Level Electricity Working Group

Answer for Solar Energy and Mayor's High Level Electricity Working Group

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am not aware of any electricity distribution network capacity issues that have prevented solar PV from being installed on buildings in London. I therefore see no reason for me to consider the need for additional grid capacity to facilitate the deployment of solar arrays on buildings.