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Solarising Communities – Power to the people

WWF’s “Solarising Communities” project launched in 2016 installed on-grid solar PV systems on the rooftops of three stilt houses in Tai O, demonstrating the city’s potential to develop solar energy. The project is now being extended with a 100 per cent solar-powered mobile café that will visit different districts around the city. The solar café aims to offer the public a taste of solar energy and collect opinions on renewable energy development. These will help WWF to drive policy advocacy by urging the government to promote the development of renewable energy with an ambitious 10 per cent renewable electricity target by 2030.


Feed-in Tariff  set at HK$3-HK$5 per unit

WWF-Hong Kong believes that community engagement, including general public and private investors, plays a critical role in shaping Hong Kong’s renewable energy future. The government has announced the adoption of WWF’s recommendation to set the initial feed-in tariff rate at an attractive level of HK$3-HK$5/kWh for solar and wind systems with a guaranteed rebate period of 15 years.

 
How will rebate rate affect the payback period?
Feed-in Tariff Rate (per kWh)

Potential Rebate on Electricity Bills

(per month)

Payback Period
$1 $230 32 years
$2 $460 16 years
$3 $690 11 years

$4

*Taking Taiwan, Japan and UK as references

$920 8 years
Remarks:
  1. Assumed one household installs a 2.5 kW solar PV system, shared one-third area of a village house’s rooftop
  2. In 2017, one unit of electricity cost around HK$1.10 and most of it is generated by burning fossil fuels.

In addition, WWF urges the Hong Kong government to increase the share of local renewable electricity use to 10% by 2030.

 

Solar Café Tour

Date: 6 Dec 2018 Time: 12pm - 5:00pm
Location: CWB Russell Street
Event: Plastic Guru

Date: 9 Dec 2018 Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Tai Koo Place Tong Chong Street Market
Event: Plastic Guru

Date: 15 Dec 2018 Time: 7:30am ~
Location: CWB Russell Street
Event: Plastic Guru
Date: 16 Dec 2018 Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Tai Koo Place Tong Chong Street Market
Event: Plastic Guru
 
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