City Supports for Solar Photovoltaic Energy: International Experience of Developing Solar Cities and its Implication for China

Abstract This presentation, prepared by Arthur O’Donnell,Alex Pennock and Ryan Wiser of the Center for Resource Solutions, briefly introduces the international practice and experience of developing solar in cities. The presentation firstly describes the role of cities in supporting solar and summarizes US Solar America Cities Program and Model U.S. Cities and Projects; then introduces solar cities in other countries such as Australia, India, Japan and etc; at the end, this presentation draws conclusions and summarizes its implications for China to build its own solar cities.
Author China Sustainable Energy Program, Arthur O’Donnell, Alex Pennock, Ryan Wiser, March 2011
6.3 Solar Energy, 6.3.3 Rural, Township and City Solar Development Programs and Specific Case Studies