Code : 2023153
Event Name : Solar cities for energy transition facilitated by GIScience with multi-sourced spatiotemporal big data
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Dr ZHU Rui, Felix
Senior Scientist, Systems Science Department
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Dr Zhu Rui is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Dr Zhu was a Research Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Postdoctoral Associate at MIT Senseable City Laboratory. He has published more than 60 SCI papers related to solar energy. Dr Zhu has served as a PI and Co-I for several research projects and he is the Board of Director member in the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences. Dr Zhu’s Github page:
Event Date : 2023-08-31
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2023-08-29
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media - ZOOM
Division : LSD
Organizer : Land Surveying Division
Fee : HK$150 for members; HK$180 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : English
Details :

Promoting renewable energy sources to reduce dependency on conventional fossil fuels is an effective way to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on carbon neutrality. In this context, solar farming has been experiencing explosive development in recent years. Compared with the utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants located at remote and bare lands with stable meteorological conditions, effectively harvesting solar energy in urban areas is challenging, such as intermittency, spatiotemporal heterogeneity, and energy storage complexity. In this talk, I will present the concept of a sustainable solar city with the development of six interactive modules to effectively penetrate solar energy into various urban systems. The concept will be implemented through estimating land surface solar irradiation, constructing 3D urban surfaces, modelling spatiotemporal solar potential distribution, planning solar PV systems, designing solar PV charging solutions, and revealing the socio-economic and environmental impacts of solar energy.

Remarks :

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Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : By Zoom