Social housing provider Optivo has launched a procurement tender worth up to £100 million over the next four years seeking development partners to deliver a series of rooftop solar PV installations across the UK public sector property portfolio. The company, responsible for over 44,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, launched the tender over the weekend, which will seek to deploy 5MW of rooftop solar over four year, although contracts may go beyond this period. The housing association is seeking a single developer partner but would accept a consortium of companies bidding into the framework under suitable circumstances.
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After eight quarters of deployment under the revised feed-in tariff scheme, solar PV continues to deploy at around half the level government expected it to, recent statistics have revealed. Last Friday Ofgem released its most recent FiT deployment statistics, revealing how much solar had been installed during Q4 2017 – the eighth quarterly deployment period since the scheme was revised. The residential 0-10kW band saw 22.844MW installed in the final three months of the year, resulting in more than 236.224MW of unused capacity being carried over into Q1 2018. As a result, the 0-10kW band cap for the current quarter now stands at 293.224MW.
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