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The London Stadium roof is due to have solar membrane fitted later this year.

Last year Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, won a contract for project management support for the installation and procurement of a supplier for the solar technology.

Project delivery will see the installation of a 6,000-7,000-square-metre solar membrane to generate more than 1 million kWh of renewable energy every year. Mace claims equates to 10% of the Stadium’s current electricity usage and represents a saving of up to £350,000 a year in energy costs.

The City-Hall-funded innovation will also drive positive environmental change, resulting in a reduction of 270 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

The £4m grant for the scheme is being awarded from City Hall’s Green Finance Fund – a £500m pot launched in June as part of London Climate Action Week.

Procurement for a supplier for the technology supported by Mace has completed with installation due during the June to November 2024 period according to papers within a May LLDC board report.

The Solar membrane could have another unintended benefit for West Ham supporters by covering the numerous leaks that have appeared in the 45,000-metre squared cantilevered roof.

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