Identifying New Opportunities for Off-Grid Solar Electrification in Rural China | Columbia Global Center

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by Project Pengyou on March 19th, 2015   384 views

When and Where

  • 19/03/2015
    12:00 am

  • Columbia Global Center (East Asia)
    No. 26, 1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Beijing
    China
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Identifying New Opportunities for Off-Grid Solar Electrification in Rural China | Columbia Global Center

Event Details

The Global Collaboratory of Columbia University is a curricular enhancement to further develop world-class students’ readiness for their professional development in the global energy and environment field by initiating new professional relationships with NGOs, governments, and industry, including leveraging Columbia’s Global Centers’ local access and expertise.

Thursday, March 19, 2pm-5pm
“Identifying New Opportunities for Off-Grid Solar Electrification in Rural China”
The Global Collaboratory & Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
Columbia Global Center | Registration

The Global Collaboratory of Columbia University is a curricular enhancement to further develop world-class students’ readiness for their professional development in the global energy and environment field by initiating new professional relationships with NGOs, governments, and industry, including leveraging Columbia’s Global Centers’ local access and expertise.

Off-Grid Solar conference is a part of a larger project undertaken by Columbia University SIPA, which is investigating the current landscape for deploying off-grid (and potentially grid-connected) solar systems in the less electrified parts of China. Though many attempts have been made to address this issue in the past, the new opportunity created by low cost solar, and the emergence of various new off-grid business models around the world could create an opportunity for approaching this with a fresh perspective.

The event presents a unique opportunity for engagement across the government, multinational organizations, financial institutions, and NGOs in spreading access to electricity across rural China. Tentative participants include the National Energy Administration, National Development and Reform Commission, UNDP, Energy Foundation China, Beijing Jike New Energy Technology Development Company, ZTE Energy Company, and the Solar PV Committee of China Renewable Energy Society, among others.

For event agenda, please click here. To register, please click here.

 

Event information courtesy of Legation Quarter

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