London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.

The reverse auctions would be similar to the Solarize NYC model already used in New York, where multiple buyers pool together and panel sellers compete for one single contract, according to a draft solar action plan.

Plans for a new interactive map of the city to show potential hotspots for sun power as well as a change in planning guidance to favor photovoltaics on new developments. It also envisions a grant program for community solar and pilot programs to test how batteries can be delivered alongside photovoltaics.

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