Solar Action Plan

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How are you measuring the success of your Solar Action Plan? Is it on track to meet the targets you have set?


Solar Action Plan

Solar Action Plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The success of my Solar Action Plan is measured against the actions and objectives listed in the plan (pages 6-7).

To date, I have made good progress towards delivering the actions. The first two phases of Solar Together London have seen 530 households install solar panels to date and the London Community Energy Fund already supports 31 community energy projects, including 21 projects planning to install a total of 1.5MWp of solar PV capacity. The functional bodies have mapped the potential for PV on their buildings and solar energy installations have been encouraged through the planning system. In 2016-17, 9.5MW was committed by developers to be installed.

Despite the national government prematurely pulling the feed-in tariff, I continue to support Londoners to install solar, working hard towards my ambition of 1GW of solar in London by 2030. My team and I continue to call on the government to do more to enable Londoners to install 1GW solar by 2030, through consultation responses and meetings with government ministers and officers.