Given our geographical position and our location in the subtropics, Hong Kong is exposed to a lot of solar radiation. 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 is visiting different districts around the city, offering the public a taste of solar energy.
Increase local renewable electricity share to 10 per cent
Currently, Hong Kong’s electricity fuel mix contains about 70 per cent of energy generated by fossil fuels, while only 0.1 per cent is generated by renewable energy. The government should set a long-term target to increase investment in renewable energy to a 10 per cent in the electricity fuel mix by 2030 to facilitate a comprehensive energy turnaround.