Encircling Cities From Rural Areas? Barriers To The Diffusion Of Solar Water Heaters In China’s Urban Market
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Zhen Yu is a researcher at Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management. He has research interests in sustainable development, urban development, and urban geography.

                       

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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