London Energy Plan - evaluating solar potential

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4397
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How will your forthcoming London Energy Plan evaluate the potential for solar in London?

Answer

Answer for London Energy Plan - evaluating solar potential

Answer for London Energy Plan - evaluating solar potential

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are updating the analysis conducted in the Decentralised Energy Capacity study (published in 2011), to assess the technical and economic potential for solar PV in London. The technical potential is driven by factors such as available roof space while the economic potential varies based on the different scenarios considered in the London Energy Plan. A deployment rate is then applied to recognise that the economic potential is not going to be realised initially. This analysis is mapped across London for domestic and non-domestic buildings.