This is good news as London's largest electricity consumer commits to installing solar across some of their 683 sites. This will surely help encourage the growth of electrified transport. The transportation sector has long been lagging behind in its low carbon targets so this will serve as a much needed boost. TfL also has plans to integrate energy storage technologies which will further aid in the development of electrified transport across the capital.
A Transport for London spokesperson said: “As part of our continuing work to reduce carbon emissions, we will shortly be starting the tendering process to install solar panels on a number of TfL buildings via the GLA's REFIT framework.” RE:FIT London is an energy performance contracting framework allowing public sector organisations to enter into a contract with an approved energy service company. This ESCo guarantees the energy savings from the works that it is undertaking over a given period, providing assurance of a secure financial saving. TfL is listed as owning some 683 sites in the capital, 270 of which are working Tube stations, while more of its estate comprises train sheds, depots, warehouses, crew accommodation and office blocks.