Solar PV - Hackney Energy and London's newest community energy project

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1675
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor congratulate London's newest community energy project, a 100kW solar PV array at the Banister House estate in Homerton, taken forward by Hackney Energy, and commit to supporting further such projects in London? As I understand your energy advisor could not attend the launch event, could either or preferably both of you visit the site in the near future to better understand the full potential for solar power in Hackney and across London via community energy projects?

Answer

Answer for Solar PV - Hackney Energy and London's newest community energy project

Answer for Solar PV - Hackney Energy and London's newest community energy project

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would like to congratulate all community energy projects in London and through the work of the LSDC, my retrofit programmes and the London Energy Plan I expect further community energy projects will be supported. The London Energy Plan will help us to better understand the potential for solar power in London and I will seek the views of the community energy companies when we go out for public dialogue in the autumn. I do not see the need to visit the site as I already understand the potential for such projects.