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Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable


Community Shared Renewables for China

Joy Hughes
Executive Director, Solar Gardens Institute

Wednesday April 6, 2016
Networking begins at 7:30pm; talk starts at 8:00pm

This event is free of charge. (免费)
Beverages are provided a la carte.
-----Location (地点)-----
Media Cafe

New Street Courtyard Bldg 8A, West Side, 2nd Floor, Chaoyang Road

Go north out of Jintaixizhao (line 10) Exit B, then take the first right at Jingguang Bridge. Walk about 400 meters and it will be on your right
-----About the Talk (报告内容)-----
China has set ambitious targets for distributed solar energy, and is still developing the regulatory and technical capabilities to achieve these. Community shared solar can be a major component of a strategy to meet these goals. A shared renewable project or "solar garden" involves multiple energy users owning shares in an offsite facility and receiving credit for energy used on their utility bills.
China is the world's largest potential market for community shared renewables, with an investment minded population living most often in apartment buildings that can host only a limited amount of onsite renewables and have rooftops already committed to solar water heating. Important components of a shared renewables program include finance, securities law, utility policy, and software. Joy Hughes will discuss the potential for community solar to expand in China and the challenges it is still facing.

-----Homework (作业)-----
-----About the Speaker (报告人简历)-----
Joy Hughes founded the Solar Gardens Institute in 2010 to support education, policy, and project development for community shared renewable energy everywhere, including advising university student research in China. The Institute is a member of the U.S. National Community Solar Partnership, a project of the White House and Department of Energy. Ms. Hughes has spoken on the topic throughout the U.S. and internationally. She holds a BS degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences from the California Institute of Technology and an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has worked in Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group and several Silicon Valley startups.
-----About BEN & BEER (北京能源网路和北耳)-----

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