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Smart Cities and the Solar Energy Revolution in China: Why do the Chinese Put Solar Panels on Their Roofs?
November 12, 2018 - 10:15-11:30
This seminar considers the use of solar panels and their role in Chinese smart eco-city projects. Based on in-depth interviews with policy makers, urban planners and renewable energy experts, as well as site-visits at several rural and urban rooftop PV projects, the seminar goes into detail investigating the reasons for increased use of urban and rural rooftop solar power systems in China, pointing out the various challenges and opportunities that have arisen with the increasing decentralization of electricity generation.
MARIUS KORSNES is a post doctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture in Trondheim, Norway.
This seminar is free and open to all. Coffee and fruit will be served