Renewable energy applications and impacts on environmental protection in Hong Kong

Hongxing Yang, J. Burnett

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Abstract

This paper reports part of the investigation results of the building-integrated photovoltaic system in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The world development of solar power generation from photovoltaics is presented. The prospect, policy implications and environmental impact of renewable energy applications are discussed. It is estimated that solar power from building-integrated photovoltaics can satisfy one third of the territory's electricity demand. Significant reduction of CO2 emission and other pollution contaminants can be achieved. It is concluded that as an only final solution for environmental protection renewable energy application should be encouraged by offering tax credits, financial subsides and other active policy by the local Government and the barrier of the controlled local electric utility industry should be removed through deregulation policy. We should not miss the opportunities for green power generation for business and environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001)
Pages1155-1159
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001) - Wuhan, China
Duration: 17 Jun 200120 Jun 2001

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Energy Conversion and Application (ICECA'2001)
Country/TerritoryChina
CityWuhan
Period17/06/0120/06/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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