Renewable Energy Information
  on Markets, Policy, Investment, and Future Pathways
  by Eric Martinot

Solar City Case Study: Qingdao, China

Qingdao is promoting four types of renewable energy:

1. Solar hot water and power. The use of solar hot water in Qingdao has been growing at 15% per year, and there are now 150,000 m2 installed (equal to roughly 0.03 m2/person).

2. Seawater heat pumps. The first pilot project is being developed.

3. Wind power. There are now 16 MW installed.

4. Biomass gasification. There are 15 biomass gasification plants operating, utilizing waste crop stalks and supplying biogas to 3000 households.

Page updated December 10, 2004
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