Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Solar Country Notes
Hong Kong, China
The resource potential estimated by a government study in 2002 suggested that with massive deployment on buildings, solar photovoltaic power could generate up to several thousand GWh per year.
In Hong Kong, government, utilities, schools and commercial buildings combined, have more than 800 kW capacity of grid-connected solar photovoltaic panels, mostly on buildings. The largest installation is 350 kW on the roof of the new headquarters of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. There are also a number of installations using solar thermal energy for water heating.
Solar energy is the subject of research at a number of universities in Hong Kong. Studies include new photovoltaic materials and systems; integration of photovoltaic systems with buildings; assessment of system performance in the Hong Kong environment; utilisation of light and heat as an aspect of building architecture and design; solar-boosted heat pump demonstration and assessment.