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The Potential of Photovoltaics to Power the Belt and Road Initiative
Chen, Shi1; Lu, Xi1; Miao, Yufei2; Deng, Yu3; Nielsen, Chris P.4; Elbot, Noah5; Wang, Yuanchen1; Logan, Kathryn G.6; McElroy, Michael B.7; Hao, Jiming1
2019-08-21
Source PublicationJOULE
ISSN2542-4351
Volume3Issue:8Pages:1895-1912
Corresponding AuthorLu, Xi(xilu@tsinghua.edu.cn) ; McElroy, Michael B.(mbm@seas.harvard.edu)
AbstractConstruction of carbon-intensive energy infrastructure is well underway under the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), challenging the global climate target. Regionally abundant solar power could provide an alternative for electricity generation. An integrative spatial model was developed to evaluate the technical potential of solar photovoltaic power. The influence of impacting factors was quantified systematically on an hourly basis. Results suggest that the electricity potential for the BRI region reaches 448.9 PWh annually, 41.3 times the regional demand for electricity in 2016. Tapping 3.7% of the potential through deploying 7.8 TW capacity could satisfy the regional electricity demand projected for 2030, requiring an investment of approximately 11.2 trillion 2017 USD and a commitment in land area of 88,426 km(2), approximately 0.9% of China's total. Countries endowed with 70.7% of the overall potential consume only 30.1% of regional electricity. The imbalance underscores the advantage of regional cooperation and investments in interconnected grids.
DOI10.1016/j.joule.2019.06.006
WOS KeywordSOLAR PV ; TILT ANGLE ; PANELS ; WIND ; GIS ; ENERGY ; VIABILITY ; INFRASTRUCTURE ; TRANSMISSION ; PERFORMANCE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[71690244] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[71722003] ; National Key RD Program[2016YFC0208901] ; Volvo Group in a research project of the Research Center for Green Economy and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University ; Harvard Global Institute ; University of Aberdeen ; Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom[1806209] ; Santander Mobility Award ; Energy Technology Partnership Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Grant
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key RD Program ; Volvo Group in a research project of the Research Center for Green Economy and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University ; Harvard Global Institute ; University of Aberdeen ; Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom ; Santander Mobility Award ; Energy Technology Partnership Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Grant
WOS Research AreaChemistry ; Energy & Fuels ; Materials Science
WOS SubjectChemistry, Physical ; Energy & Fuels ; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000482204600013
PublisherCELL PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/69596
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLu, Xi; McElroy, Michael B.
Affiliation1.Tsinghua Univ, Sch Environm, State Key Joint Lab Environm Simulat & Pollut Con, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Stanford Univ, Civil & Environm Engn, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Harvard Univ, Harvard John A Paulson Sch Engn & Appl Sci, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
5.Tsinghua Univ, Schwarzman Coll, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.Univ Aberdeen, Sch Biol Sci, Inst Biol & Environm Sci, Aberdeen, Scotland
7.Harvard Univ, Dept Earth & Planetary Sci, 20 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
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Chen, Shi,Lu, Xi,Miao, Yufei,et al. The Potential of Photovoltaics to Power the Belt and Road Initiative[J]. JOULE,2019,3(8):1895-1912.
APA Chen, Shi.,Lu, Xi.,Miao, Yufei.,Deng, Yu.,Nielsen, Chris P..,...&Hao, Jiming.(2019).The Potential of Photovoltaics to Power the Belt and Road Initiative.JOULE,3(8),1895-1912.
MLA Chen, Shi,et al."The Potential of Photovoltaics to Power the Belt and Road Initiative".JOULE 3.8(2019):1895-1912.
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