With an estimated total value of £3m, the London Legacy Development Corporation has issued a tender for the installation and management of solar panels at the London Stadium.
The tender states “the opportunity to utilise renewable energy options is a key priority for London Stadium with the stadium roof being the best option to maximise energy generation.”
The contracting authority notes it will procure and let the contract for a roof solar solution by means of a two stage competitive process with negotiation, and expects to narrow down applicants to a pool of five.
The contract will include up to a 25 year maintenance agreement of the solar solution.
The full tender is available to view here.
Potential applicants have until July 24 to submit a proposal.
After reaching out via the initial press release, a spokesperson for London Legacy Development Corporation said:
“This contract offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase cutting edge technology on one of the world’s greatest sports venues and we are hopeful of significant interest from the sector.
“The key driver for the scheme is to significantly reduce carbon emissions in line with the Mayor of London’s commitments to make London a zero carbon city by 2030.
“Funding from the Mayor of London’s Green Finance Fund will allow us to install solar PV membranes on the roof of London Stadium. The panels will generate more than 1 million kWh of renewable energy every year – 10% of the Stadium’s current electricity usage.
They will save around 270 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year – the equivalent of making 70 homes carbon neutral.
“London Stadium currently spends approximately £3m each year on electricity and solar panels will deliver savings of up to £350k a year.”
The spokesperson mentioned the recent Green Finance Fund, which was announced on June 29 by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to align with London Climate Action Week,
The full release is available to view here.