Encircling Cities From Rural Areas? Barriers To The Diffusion Of Solar Water Heaters In China’s Urban Market
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David Gibbs is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Hull School of Environmental Sciences. His key areas of expertise are in the field of local and regional development, with a particular focus on the intersection between economy and environment

                       

Encircling Cities From Rural Areas? Barriers To The Diffusion Of Solar Water Heaters In China’s Urban Market

Solar thermal heating is a comparatively low-tech and low-cost renewable energy technology, but its contribution to global green energy is much higher than the eye-catching solar PV, which is often ignored in many countries’ renewable energy policies. In fact, these cheaper but "good enough" low-tech innovations are also of great significance in addressing global climate challenges. These technologies may enjoy a disruptive nature in the context of developing countries because they possess the considerable potential to move up markets and...

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