The Best Practices for Off-grid Solar Energy: A Case Study on China

Abstract While the beauty of solar energy is well known, there exist a lot of barriers to the greater use of photovoltaic solar home systems in meeting the basic power needs of the substantial population in developing world. Among them reviewed are purchase, delivery and maintenance related barriers in policy and institutional perpectives. A few good practices are examined accordingly. Finally, a case study on the development of solar PV of China are conducted, covering the current situation, the existing problems, the applicability of international practices and recommendations.
Author UNDP/ Yale Collaborative Programme on the Urban Environment, Xiaoping Wang, May 1998
6.3 Solar Energy, 6.3.3 Rural, Township and City Solar Development Programs and Specific Case Studies