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Asian Energy Studies Centre and Department of Geography 

at Hong Kong Baptist University are spearheading the Hong Kong Solar Partnership to provide a platform for collaboration and community engagement among Hong Kong solar stakeholders.


  • Facilitate dialogue among stakeholders and the co-production of possible solutions (e.g. workshops);

  • Try new ways of public engagement (e.g. visual arts, online solar map, Living Laboratories, etc.);

  • Enhance civic empowerment (e.g. peer learning, real-time information sharing, benchmarking); and

  • Share good practices and experiences (e.g. web-based platform).

Who we are


Who we are

Partners and Partnering Organisations


Partnering Organisations

(Note: We are actively inviting more partners among industrial practitioners, academics, civil society and non-local collaborators, and anticipate seeing more names added to this list in the near future.)

What we do

3. Share good practice examples (Proposed Timeline: September 2018 - August 2019)

Case examples for solar schools, households and communities

We will develop a collection of international case studies of urban solar good practice to share on our website and our guidebook, showcasing various examples of school and community solarisation.

Solar Schools

  • We will work with the Solar Schools Support Team to develop a user-friendly guidebook to share good practice examples for school solarisation.

Solar Communities

  • We will develop a collection of international case studies to share on our website and our guidebook, showcasing various examples of solar communities.


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Community Solarisation in Hong Kong

Interview with the Property Management Co.

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What we do

1. Set up Solar Support Teams (Proposed Timeline: September 2018 - August 2019)

The Solar School Support Team & Solar Communities Support Team will respond to specific enquiries in adopting solar from schools and fellow community members respectively, and share document templates for solar adoption.

Solar Schools Support Team

  • consist of a group of around 5 teachers who are experienced in installing solar in school premises.

  • They will take turns to answer enquiries from other schools interested in adopting solar.

  • share templates of application documentation.

Solar Communities Support Team

  • consist of around 5 residents of prospective solar communities experienced in installing household solar.

  • They will take turns to answer enquiries from other residents interested in adopting solar.

  • share templates of application documentation.

solar support teams

2. Workshops & Working Group Meeting (Proposed Timeline: Communities: February 2019; Schools: March – May 2019)

Solar Schools

  • We plan to gather over 20 primary/secondary schools to have interactive discussions together and have guest speakers from Japan and New York to share overseas’ good practice experiences.

  • After the workshop, we would like to put together a user-friendly guidebook on solar STEM education for HK schools and produce a 20-page study report.

Solar Communities

  • We aim to host this workshop after the implementation of the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff to check for the response of first movers.

  • We plan to recruit 50 participants from potential solar communities along with a variety of other key stakeholders to engage in dialogue through a series of deliberative sessions and discuss the potentials, costs, and risks of different solar community scenarios.

Solar Workshops
Case examples

Research & Publications

research & publications

Solar research projects

Title: Engaging the Community to Develop a Model for Sustainable Energy Futures: A Case Study of Two Prospective Solar Communities in Hong Kong
Funding Body: Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office’s Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Project Period: September 2018 – August 2019
Investigators: D. Mah (HKBU), K. Lo (HKBU), Q. Zhou (HKBU), M. Leung (CityU), R. Chung (HKU), W. Law (HKU), M. Wolfram (Sungkyunkwan University), F. Yeung (Greenpeace)

Title: Solar Schools in Hong Kong – Potentials and Challenges
Funding Body: Greenpeace East Asia
Project Period: February – December 2018
Investigators: D. Mah (HKBU), M. H. Chan (HKBU), M. Leung (CityU)

Solar publications

Journal Papers

Mah, D. N.-y., Wang, G., Lo, K., Leung, M. K. H., Hills, P., & Lo, A. Y. (2018). Barriers and policy enablers for solar photovoltaics (PV) in cities: Perspectives of potential adopters in Hong Kong. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 92, 921-936. doi:

Lo, K., Mah, D. N.-y., Wang, G., Leung, M. K. H., Lo, A. Y., & Hills, P. (2018). Barriers to adopting solar photovoltaic systems in Hong Kong. Energy & Environment. doi:10.1177/0958305X18757402


Solar Panels


How many solar panels can be installed on your building?


How much electricity will they generate annually?


How much do they cost and how much do they save?

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Solar schools

In 2015/16 school year, Hong Kong has 1,078 schools, including 572 primary schools and 506 secondary schools. Schools have a significant potential to install solar panels system in some empty areas, such as roof and car park cover, in order to facilitate the development of solar energy in Hong Kong.

Why go solar? 

  1. STEM education

  2. Save electric fee

  3. Gain capital return for maintainence

  4. Green education

  5. protect the environment

  6. Commitment to a sustainable community

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