The Mayor of London has awarded £150,000 to 13 community energy schemes across the capital, with funding provided for development and feasibility studies for a diverse mix of solar and battery storage projects, Solar Power Portal can reveal. The London Community Energy Fund will support new projects across eight London boroughs which seek to deploy solar on housing blocks, schools, community buildings and more. If completed, these projects would see well over 1MW of rooftop solar installed across the city, with five of the projects also seeking to investigate the use of battery storage to maximise the use of solar generation outside daytime hours. Power Up North London, which was awarded £11,500, will investigate the possibility of installing battery storage that could enable charging electric vehicles overnight.
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