FOI Request - Solar Panels

Request 101001335774

1.      Does your organisation own any solar panels?
a.      Yes
b.      No

2.      Does your organisation have any partnerships with third parties to co-own solar panels? If yes, please specify who the partnership is with and the details of the deal?
a.      Yes – the partnership is with company X and the deal includes XYZ (i.e. free daytime electricity for tenants)
b.      No

3.      If yes to question two, did the third party organisation initiate contact with you for the above deal?
a.      Yes
b.      No

4.      If yes to questions one or two, how much energy (in kWh) are you generating?

5.      How much has your organisation invested in solar technology to date (to the nearest £10,000)?
 
6.      Are you planning on purchasing solar technology within the next:
a.      0 – 6 months
           i.      Yes
           ii.      No
b.      6 – 12 months
           i.      Yes
           ii.      No
c.       1 – 3 years
           i.      Yes
           ii.      No
d.      3 – 5 years
           i.      Yes
           ii.      No
e.      5 years +
           i.      Yes
           ii.      No

7.      How much are you expecting to spend on solar in the next:
a.      0 – 6 months  
                i.      £ X.00 (to the nearest £10,000)
b.      6 – 12 months
                i.      £ X.00 (to the nearest £10,000)
c.       1 – 3 years
                i.      £ X.00 (to the nearest £10,000)
d.      3 – 5 years
                i.      £ X.00 (to the nearest £10,000)
e.      5 years +
                i.      £ X.00 (to the nearest £10,000)

8.      Is solar technology incorporated within your organisation’s current environmental strategy? If so, please provide details of strategy).
a.      Yes – my organisation plans to achieve XYZ, within the following timeframe X
b.      No

9.      Please identify the main barriers to solar adoption within your organisation:
a.      Lack of internal stakeholder buy-in
b.      Lack of capital to front investment
c.       Lack of external stakeholder buy-in
d.      Lack of knowledge of the benefits of solar
e.      Lack of knowledge on how to deploy solar
f.       Lack of incentive (due to reduced government incentive)
g.      Other (please specify)

Response 02-11-2016

1.  No

2.  No

3.  No

4.  N/A

5.  N/A

6  (a)  No

    (b)  No

    (c)  No

    (d) No

    (e)  No

7.  N/A

8.  No – the Council's Corporate Plan includes targets to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, but no direct reference to solar technology

9.  (g) Financial returns on capital

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