OIES Podcast – China’s Whole County PV programme and synergies with clean heating

China is a leader in solar photovoltaics, and has recently launched a major new programme to deploy solar in rural areas, known as the Whole County PV programme. Meanwhile, China is continuing to promote clean heating in rural areas, but so far with an emphasis on clean coal instead of electrification. In today’s podcast, we speak with OIES Senior Research Fellow Anders Hove about the potential to pair heat pump technology with PV as part of the Whole County PV pilot program. In a forthcoming OIES paper, Anders discusses the economics as well as the barriers to adopting such a paired approach to clean heating and cooling.