Renewable energy applications in buildings - Our practice in Hong Kong

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The application of building-integrated photovoltaic technology has developed rapidly in Hong Kong in recent years. The first large-scale experimental system was built at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1999. Since then a total of about 1MWp of PV modules have been integrated into buildings in this small territory. During the past seven years the most significant change has been that many property investors and architects have now started considering how to use solar energy at the beginning of their new developments. This paper presents the experience and findings from our research and consultancy projects completed in recent years. The past, current and future application of this technology is summarised. In addition, this paper will present other renewable energy applications in the territory, especially wind power generation. The details of our recent efforts to develop a renewable energy park in Hong Kong will also be reported, in which a number of solar and wind energy technologies are included for research and demonstration purposes. Wind energy application has shown good potential for future renewable energy power generation in this region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2006 - Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventAnnual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2006 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20068 Sep 2006


ConferenceAnnual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Building-integrated
  • Current
  • Future
  • Hong Kong
  • Past
  • Photovoltaic application
  • Potential
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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