Asian Energy Studies Centre holds workshop on solar energy development in Hong Kong
24 Nov 2016
HKBU’s Asian Energy Studies Centre (AESC), the Department of Geography and the Centre for Geo-Computational Studies organised a Deliberative Workshop on “Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Development in Hong Kong: Prospects and Policy Challenges” recently.
Key issues discussed at the two-day workshop included Hong Kong’s potential for producing solar energy, the technical challenges involved such as grid connection and supply stability, the impact of tariffs and other costs, and relevant policies and regulations. Participants discussed five possible policies for solar photovoltaic development in Hong Kong: feed-in tariffs, net metering, solar leasing, renewable energy certificates and renewable energy bonds.
A soft launch of the Hong Kong Solar Map was also held at the workshop. With this map, participants learned about and also had the opportunity to estimate the potential of generating solar PV electricity on building rooftops or other open spaces in Hong Kong.
The discussions at the workshop and the findings of a questionnaire will be distributed to officials of the HKSAR Government’s Environment Bureau and other relevant stakeholders to assist in the planning of Hong Kong’s future solar PV policies.