Nottingham City Council has begun work to expand its solar portfolio with the launch of a new framework that could see tens of millions of pounds spent over the next four years on new solar installations in the city and surrounding regions. The council, which has previously installed 1.5MWp of solar across 40 sites, has already committed at least £3 million over the next four years to a pipeline of domestic and commercial solar. This figure could rise to a maximum of £27.5 million of spending by the council depending on its future plans and interest from other local authorities which will have access to the framework to spend additional funds. Nottingham City Council’s head of energy projects Wayne Bexton explained to Solar Power Portal that this additional headroom had been put in place to ensure that any boom in interest or activity could be met by this single framework.
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