Thursday, July 16, 2009

Solar Cities - A Global Initiative for Sustainable Development



The concept of "Solar Citiy" has been popular and well conceived in different parts of the world by various Governments as an initiative for the dissemination of Renewable Energy technologies and as a measure for Sustainable Development.
The focus is on cities as complete systems, and involves establishing targets for energy use and emission reduction, identifying performance indicators, and developing planning strategies aimed at improved performance, within the framework of existing city networks. It sees each city as a unique laboratory for studying the effect of dense urbanisation on energy and the environment, and for determining the required changes and additions to the urban environment needed for sustainability and improving the standard of living for city inhabitants.

A Solar Community is a city or town that made a firm commitment to clear and ambitious emissions reduction targets, also recognising that RE sources and energy efficiency are necessary to achieve sustainable energy provision.

There is an International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI) aimed at promoting the greater use of renewable energy (RE) within the context of long-term planning for sustainable urban development. The International Solar Cities Initiative (ISCI) originally was an idea of outstanding scientists in the field of solar energy. Sustainability is a word with a rapidly increasing importance in public opinion. Society and its cities should be developed in such a way that use of materials and energy does not exceed the ability of Earth to support it.

The use of energy by far has the largest negative impact of our environment and is exhausting the stock of minerals containing it at an incredible speed. In a few ages mankind uses what had been formed in millions of years.

Solar energy and its derivates are easily available and easily to harvest if we just aim for it and are willing to make an effort. Our buildings can stay comfortable and could nearly operate without the need of external heat sources by using the natural behaviour of the sun. The basic principles have been known for ages.

We can harvest solar heat with low or high tech solar collectors. More than hundred years ago this technique was highly developed already.And we can make electricity from sunlight with rapidly increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. By "going solar" cities set the most important and influential step to sustainability.Therefore sustainable cities have to be solar cities.

Application of solar energy is important in a society which is very dependant if not addicted to energy use. And solar energy can supply a larger share of that energy need than most decision makers know. In many cases it even can be done without adding to the cost of energy or even diminish energy need and net energy costs.

Some of the Solar City initiatives in the world taken up by various Governments in different parts of the world are mentioned below:
Development of Solar Cities - An initiative by the Indian Govt.
In India, several cities and towns are experiencing 15% growth in the peak electricity demand. This rapid rise in demand has resulted in most of the cities and towns are facing severe electricity shortages. Thus managing energy demand has emerged as a priority for the local governments and Municipal Corporations. An action plan, therefore, needs to be developed which would lead to reduction in conventional energy consumption, besides reducing enormous amount of CO2 emission in the atmosphere by way of using energy conservation and renewable energy devices and systems. Accordingly, a programme on “Development of solar cities” has been developed to promote the use of Renewable Energy in Urban Areas by providing support to the Municipal Corporations for preparation and implementation of a Road Map to develop their cities as Solar Cities.

The objectives of the programme are to enable Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to address energy challenges at City level; to provide framework and support to ULBs to prepare a Master Plan including assessment of current energy situation, future demand and action plans; to build capacity in ULBs and create awareness among all sections of civil society; to involve various stakeholders in the planning process; and to oversee the implementation of sustainable energy options through public – private partnerships.
A total of 60 cities are proposed to be developed as "Solar Cities¨ during the 11th Plan period. At least one city in each State to a maximum of five cities in a State will be supported by the Ministry. The cities included in the program will have more than 5 lakh and less than 50 lakh population.
The Programme has been designed to address challenges in delivering sustainable energy at city level through Preparation of a Master Plan within a period of one year from the date of sanctioning by the Ministry. The Master Plan prepared as per the indicative guidelines would provide total and sector-wise projections for energy demand and supply for next ten years. Further, it would provide a complete sector-wise base-line on energy utilization and GHG emissions in the city. Year-wise targets for energy conservation, renewable energy addition and GHG abatement along with the action plan for implementation will be clearly brought out in the Master Plan. Potential sources of funding from respective organizations (both public and private) for providing financial support will be identified.
The programme will also include setting up of a Solar City Cell in the City Council which will have Senior Administrator and City Engineers for planning and implementation. A Solar City Stakeholders Committee will be set up for advisory support involving representation from elected representatives in the municipal bodies, local research and academic institutions, resident welfare associations, industries and corporate organizations, NGOs, State Nodal Agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
Solar Cities Programme in US
Through the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar America Cities partnership, 25 major U.S. cities are working to accelerate the adoption of solar energy technologies for a cleaner, more secure energy future. The Solar America Cities program has engaged over 180 organizations, including municipal, county, and state agencies, solar companies, universities, utilities, and non-profit organizations. These partners have made a commitment to power their cities with clean, safe, reliable energy -- solar energy. Refer: http://www.solaramericacities.energy.gov/

Cities across the country are realizing the benefits of solar energy:
  • Power from secure, domestic energy
  • Sustainable, "green" urban development
  • Clean energy production that helps meet greenhouse gas reduction targets and climate change goals

  • Development of new economic opportunities
The city solar partnerships have committed to developing a sustainable solar infrastructure that removes market barriers and encourages the adoption of solar energy by residents and businesses. These cities are taking a comprehensive, city-wide approach that lays the foundation for a viable solar market and provides a model for other cities to follow

Solar Cities in Australia

Solar Cities is an Australian Government initiative that assists whole communities to rethink the way they use and produce energy. Governments and industry work with communities in the program to trial solar technologies, energy efficiency measures, pricing arrangements and metering technologies.

Australia's seven Solar Cities are located in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Blacktown, Central Victoria, Moreland, Perth and Townsville. The program continues until 2013.


Dezhou - The Solar City in China

The 4th International Solar Cities Congress will be held in Dezhou, China in 2010 and will be held in a new conference centre that will source 95% of its energy needs from renewable energy and will feature a 5000 square meter area solar system, a solar desalination plant and a solar energy theme park. It promises to be an event not to be missed !

No doubt the city of Dezhou deserved to be the host of the an ISCI congress: The 4th International Solar Cities Congress takes place from 16 to 19 September 2010. The city of Dezhou with its China Solar Valley hosts several innovative industries making components for our solar future.

But their solar products are not only produced here, they are also applied throughout the city of Dezhou.
European Solar Cities Project

Each Solar City will integrate a unique combination of energy options such as energy efficiency measures for homes and businesses, the use of solar technologies, cost reflective pricing trials to reward people who use energy wisely, and community education about better energy usage in an increasingly energy-reliant world.

The information will be analysed to see how different members of a community can best reduce energy consumption, and how governments, industries and individuals can support wise energy use. In particular, the program aims to demonstrate the environmental and economic effects of combining cost reflective pricing with the widespread use of solar technology, energy efficiency and smart meters find out what barriers exist regarding energy efficiency, electricity demand management and the use of solar technology, among businesses and householders and test ways to deal with these barriers.
Conclusion
Most of the energy consumption is taking place in cities around the world and this will directely inject more carbon dioxide in to the atmosphere. So studying and analysing the energy consumption pattern at the city level is very important for reducing the emission of Green House Gases. Inclusion of more Renewable Energy Sources for electricirty generation and reducing the energy consumption by various energy conservation measures can be undertaken in each city for reducing the emission level. Thus each city can contribute in a greater way for the sake of humanity and I do hope that the concept of Solar City will contribute much for that.

21 comments:

Jordans Nike said...

Scott Waring described the stone cheap nike jordan shoes anomaly as a “Face on Mars.” NASA had pointed Cheap Nike jordan shoes out the apparent head statue along with other stone anomalies with cheap jordan different color arrows. This helped bring it to Waring’s attention, wholesale jordan shoes for sale who cheap jordans claims that the head was likely part of a larger cheap jordans statue that discount nike jordans was broken apart during some air jordan shoes past cataclysmic event. The clarity of the head and face is wholesale jordan shoes stunning. This makes it difficult to dismiss Waring’s conclusion Cheap jordans that the wholesale jordan shoes photo is powerful evidence of a jordan shoes for cheap past cheap jordan shoes civilization on Mars.

co wendy said...

wholesale jordan shoes, cheap christian louboutin, Bags Louis Vuitton, ugg, Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags, discount nike jordans, christian louboutin, Christian Louboutin Daffodile, uggs outlet, Christian Louboutin Bois Dore, christian louboutin shoes, cheap nike jordan shoes, Discount LV Handbags, uggs on sale, Cheap LV Handbags, ugg soldes, ugg boots, ugg pas cher, ugg australia, christian louboutin remise 50%, cheap jordans , Discount Louis Vuitton, discount christian louboutin, Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue

mao yun said...

5
kobe 9 shoes
ray ban sunglasses
valentino shoes
giuseppe zanotti
abercrombie and fitch
longchamp handbags
burberry handbags
snapback hats wholesale
tod's sale
insanity max 30
instyler
pandora jewelry
timberland boots
links of london jewellery
michael kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
kate spade outlet
links of london uk
nba jerseys
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap snapbacks
toms shoes
swarovski jewelry
hollister clothing
converse outlet
coach outlet store
polo lacoste pas cher
cheap oakley sunglasses
babyliss pro
nfl jerseys
adidas outlet
louis vuitton outlet uk
kate spade handbags
karen millen dresses
herve leger sale
michael kors outlet online sale
pandora charms
air jordan shoes
adidas shoes
thomas sabo uk
20150325maoqiuyun

Weiming Zhu said...

baltimore ravens jerseys
denver broncos jerseys
chicago bulls jersey
cleveland cavaliers jersey
golden state warriors jerseys
los angeles lakers jerseys
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
san antonio spurs jerseys
new york knicks jersey
miami heat jersey
boston celtics jersey
los angeles clippers jerseys
koby bryant shoes
lebron james shoes
chanel handbags
tory burch outlet
coach outlet
coach outlet canada
oakley sunglasses canada
michael kors uk
michael kors uk
michael kors uk
cheap soccer jerseys
cheap football shirts
futbol baratas
real madrid jersey
barcelona jersey
chelsea jersey
manchester united jersey
custom mlb jerseys
nike huarache
nike air max uk
nike free uk
nike trainers
ralph lauren uk
ugg uk
christian louboutin uk
swarovski uk
rolex watches uk
mulberry uk
nike roshe

Qing Cai said...

air max 2015
adidas outlet
chanel handbags
tiffany and co
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
north face jackets
lebron shoes
lululemon outlet
nike trainers
atlanta falcons jersey
juicy couture outlet
kobe 9
cleveland cavaliers jersey
chicago blackhawks jersey
true religion jeans
tory burch outlet online
five fingers shoes
coach outlet
christian louboutin
louis vuitton
puma shoes
cheap nhl jerseys
swarovski crystal
asics shoes
ray ban
tods shoes
ray ban sunglasses
beats by dre
dallas cowboys jersey
louboutin shoes
links of london
babyliss
cai2015627

Zheng junxai5 said...

2015-07-24 zhengjx
longchamp pliage pas cher
gucci
longchamp pliage
coach outlet store online
cheap ray ban sunglasses
nike pas cher
tn pas cher
tory burch handbags
tory burch outlet
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors
chanel handbags
coach factory
burberry handbags
michael kors handbags
pandora bracelets
pandora charms
kate spade
tory burch shoes
beats by dre
true religion sale
true religion
prada outlet store
tory burch outlet online
gucci bags
air jordan uk
jordans for sale
ralph lauren uk sale
fitflops shoes
air force pas cher
pandora charms sale clearance
mcm bags
cheap oakley sunglasses
jordan shoes uk
mont blanc
chanel online shop
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses uk
football jerseys
ralph lauren polo shirts

Qing Cai said...

oakley sunglasses
air max 90
coach outlet
nfl jerseys
air jordan shoes
longchamp handbags
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren outlet
tommy hilfiger outlet
giuseppe zanotti outlet
ray ban
true religion outlet, http://www.truereligionjean.in.net
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors uk
replica handbags,replica handbags outlet,cheap handbags,purses and handbags,wholesale replica handbags,replica bags,bags outlet,replica handbags wholesale,cheap purses,discount handbags,handbags sale,wholesale purses,handbags and purses,replica purses
babyliss pro
coach outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionoutletstore.us.com
coach outlet
converse shoes
tory burch outlet online
burberry outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjeanscanada.com
vans shoes
ugg boots, http://www.uggboot.com.co
ray ban sunglasses online
timberland shoes
cai2015824

Minko Chen said...

mont blanc, http://www.montblancpensoutlets.com/
louis vuitton handbags, http://www.louisvuittonhandbags.org.uk/
the north face outlet store, http://www.thenorthfaceoutletstores.org/
dansko outlet, http://www.dansko-shoes.us/
asics, http://www.asicsisrael.com/
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescheap.us.com/
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassesdiscount.us.com/
ghd hair straighteners, http://www.ghdhairstraightenerssale.co.uk/
herve leger sale, http://www.herveleger.us.com/
ysl outlet store, http://www.ysloutletonline.com/
nike outlet store, http://www.nikeoutletstore.us/
tiffany jewelry, http://www.tiffany-outlet.us.com/
jordan shoes, http://www.jordan-shoes.us.com/
christian louboutin uk, http://www.christianlouboutinoutlet.org.uk/
michael kors outlet store, http://www.michaelkorsoutletusa.net/
miami heat jersey, http://www.miamiheatjerseys.net/
longchamp bags, http://www.longchamphandbag.us.com/
beats by dr dre, http://www.beatsbydrdre-headphones.us.com/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsusa.us/
coach outlet store, http://www.coachoutletstores.com.co/
wm917

Meiqing Xu said...

15922meiqing
coach factory outlet
air max
nike running shoes
nike roshe run women
longchamp
marc jacobs
abercrombie and fitch
nike store uk
jordan shoes
gucci shoes
mizuno running shoes
uggs on sale
nike elite socks
ugg boots clearance
pandora
polo outlet
swarov ski jewelry
adidas shoes
barbour uk
rolex replica watches
juicy couture
ray bans
ugg slippers
fake oakley sunglasses
kate spade handbags
air jordans
fake oakleys
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap jordans
adidas originals

Wenhao Guo said...

ddddd0925true religion sale, http://www.truereligionjean.in.net/
the north face jacketshttp://www.thenorthfaces.org.uk
oakley outlet, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com/
miami dolphins, http://www.miamidolphinsjersey.com/
ugg boots clearance, http://www.uggbootsclearance.in.net/
mont blanc, http://www.montblanc-pens.com.co/
louboutin uk, http://www.christianlouboutinoutlet.org.uk/
jordan shoes, http://www.jordanshoes.us.com/
ralph lauren sale, http://www.ralphlaurenoutlet.in.net/
polo ralph lauren outlet, http://www.poloralphlauren.us.org/
christian louboutin shoes, http://www.christianlouboutinonline.us.com/
tiffany jewellery, http://www.tiffanyjewelleryoutlets.co.uk/
chanel handbags, http://www.chanelhandbagsoutlet.eu.com/
iphone 6 plus cases, http://www.iphonecase.name/
nike store, http://www.nikeoutletstore.us/
gucci, http://www.borseguccioutlet.it/
hermes bags, http://www.hermesbirkin.org/
tory burch shoes, http://www.toryburchoutletonline.in.net/

Wenhao Guo said...

michael kors handbags store
monster beats
coach outlet online
jordan shoes
nike free
barbour uk
cheap ray ban sunglasses
puma shoes
ugg boots
green bay packers
beats by dr dre
ferragamo shoes
michael kors handbags sale
ray ban sunglasses,ray ban sunglasses outlet,ray ban,rayban,ray bans,ray ban outlet,ray-ban,raybans,ray ban wayfarer,ray-ban sunglasses,raybans.com,rayban sunglasses,cheap ray ban
soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys,cheap soccer jerseys for sale,soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
chicago blackhawks
designer handbags
true religion jeans
cleveland cavaliers
lebron james shoes,lebron 12,lebron 12 shoes,lebron sneakers,lebron iv,lebron 11,lebron 10
louis vuitton outlet online
san antonio spurs
michael kors online outlet
soccer jerseys,soccer jerseys wholesale,soccer jerseys cheap,soccer jerseys for sale,cheap soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
nike sneakers
tommy hilfiger outlet
rolex watches,swiss watch,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,replica watches uk,rolex watches replica,rolex watches for sales
louis vuitton outlet
ralph lauren,ralph lauren uk,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren outlet online,polo ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren polo
mont blanc
coach outlet online,coach purses,coach handbags,coach bags,coach handbags sale,coach handbags outlet
ddd1103

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 12.03
mulberry, hollister, nike free pas cher, true religion jeans, polo ralph lauren, sac burberry, vanessa bruno, coach outlet store online, north face, michael kors pas cher, converse pas cher, lululemon outlet online, nike free, ralph lauren, sac guess, true religion outlet, abercrombie and fitch, hogan outlet, sac hermes, ray ban pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, coach factory outlet, longchamp, hollister, timberland, vans pas cher, air max, air max pas cher, michael kors uk, louboutin, air jordan, nike huaraches, nike roshe, true religion jeans, michael kors, north face, longchamp, polo lacoste, nike roshe run pas cher, new balance pas cher, air max, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, nike tn, true religion outlet, nike air force, coach purses, michael kors outlet, nike blazer, oakley pas cher, nike trainers

ninest123 Ninest said...

air max, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, cheap uggs, prada outlet, louis vuitton, gucci outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, chanel handbags, tiffany and co, ugg boots clearance, burberry outlet, louboutin outlet, polo ralph lauren, rolex watches, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online sale, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, replica watches, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, air max, nike shoes, louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet, longchamp handbags, prada handbags, uggs, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet, louboutin, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses cheap, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, longchamp handbags, nike free, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, ugg outlet, christian louboutin, oakley sunglasses, uggs outlet, louis vuitton handbags, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet

ninest123 Ninest said...

soccer jerseys, celine handbags, hollister clothing store, iphone 5s cases, ipad cases, louboutin, gucci, converse, nike roshe run, iphone 6 plus cases, new balance shoes, jimmy choo outlet, abercrombie and fitch, abercrombie, vans, bottega veneta, iphone 6s plus cases, birkin bag, instyler, asics running shoes, herve leger, ghd, s6 case, ralph lauren, vans shoes, nfl jerseys, iphone cases, baseball bats, wedding dresses, reebok outlet, mac cosmetics, ray ban, valentino shoes, giuseppe zanotti, timberland boots, insanity workout, mcm handbags, north face outlet, north face jackets, chi flat iron, ferragamo shoes, air max, beats by dre, babyliss pro, lululemon outlet, soccer shoes, mont blanc, iphone 6s cases, p90x, air max, iphone 6 cases, oakley

ninest123 Ninest said...

canada goose, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton uk, moncler, toms shoes, ugg boots, juicy couture, karen millen, rolex watches, moncler, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, sac louis vuitton, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, converse shoes, pandora jewelry, moncler, moncler, sac lancel, juicy couture outlet, moncler, supra shoes, thomas sabo, moncler, barbour, doke gabbana, sac louis vuitton, ugg, canada goose jackets, coach outlet store online, canada goose, canada goose, swarovski, pandora jewelry, ugg, moncler, canada goose, links of london, canada goose, canada goose outlet, montre homme, pandora charms, hollister, barbour, moncler outlet, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, wedding dresses, ugg
ninest123 12.03

方松腾 said...

ugg boots
cheap oakley sunglasses
true religion sale
air jordan 11 free shipping
toms outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
north face jackets
ferragamo shoes
soccer jerseys,soccer jerseys wholesale,soccer jerseys cheap,soccer jerseys for sale,cheap soccer jersey,usa soccer jersey,football jerseys
ugg boots on sale
vans sneakers
oakley sunglasses
fitflops outlet
coach outlet online,coach purses,coach handbags,coach bags,coach handbags sale,coach handbags outlet

Chenzhen 20160303chenzhen said...

louis vuitton purses
replica rolex watches
michael kors handbags
prada handbags
michael kors outlet online
ugg boots
retro jordans 13
kids lebron shoes
kate spade handbags
adidas originals store
ray ban outlet
kobe 8
marc jacobs outlet
jordan 6s
ralph lauren outlet
nike store uk
ralph lauren outlet
ugg outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
coach outlet online
basketball shoes
louis vuitton purses
adidas superstar shoes
abercrombie clothing
lebron 12
louis vuitton bags
timberlands
louis vuitton purses
louis vuitton outlet stores
coach outlet online
air jordan 8
coach outlet online
tods sale
oakley outlet
nike store
michael kors outlet
coach outlet online
cheap toms
longchamp outlet
mcm handbags
20160330chenzhen

Hua Cai said...

ferragamo shoes
adidas shoes
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet store
michael kors factory store
hermes outlet
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors factory outlet
fitflops uk
beats headphones
timberland shoes
true religion jeans sale
beats by dre
versace sunglasses on sale
ralph lauren outlet
calvin klein outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ray-ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
hollister shirts
coach handbags outlet
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet store
rolex watches
rolex watches for sale
oakley sunglasses
swarovski jewelry
dior sunglasses
jordan shoes 2015
rolex watches
hollister clothing
ferragamo shoes
20160528caihuali

xumeiqing said...

2016718meiqing
michael kors outlet
uggs
adidas supercolor
nike air max
discount ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
jimmy choo shoes
kate spade outlet
puma shoes
christian louboutin shoes
nike air max sale
adidas shoes uk
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet
fitflop shoes
true religion
new balance outlet
michael kors handbags
mont blanc pens
moncler outlet
adidas superstar
moncler outlet
jordan pas cher
asics outlet
ralph lauren outlet
hugo boss outlet
coach factory outlet
polo ralph lauren
toms shoes
yeezy boost 350
prada sunglasses
toms outlet
basketball shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
kate spade
air jordans

Thomas pedro said...

In the first place before you settle on your choice in the event that you need to get a home loan renegotiate advance you have to pursuit and think about it. You ought to know its impediment and preferred standpoint and see it the advance will give you a larger number of advantages than not. Payday Loans Chicago

marko said...

This may appear like a high sum, yet the truth is that they do this since they open themselves to expanded hazard. Notwithstanding that, the way that such advances are regularly of little sums and are paid inside a brief span implies that the premium never gathers to substantial sums, as would run of the mill bank credits. Cash Advance Chicago

New and Renewable Energy

New and Renewable Energy
Your source for the New and Renewable Energy News and Technologies