The final workshop was held in May 2014.
The second interim reports was submitted in Feb 2014, the draft final report in April 2014, and the final reports in November 2014 (disclosed in Dec 2014).
Completion of the following reports:
Implementation of two pilot projects for key programs in Dunhuang and Wuwei cities' NECDPs.
(i) Installed solar photovoltaic modules on solar model houses to improve the lives of rural farmers in a rural area outside of Dunhuang city with no access to the electricity grid. The modules on the houses are used for heating, cooling, lightning, and warm water. In addition, solar PV modules were installed on individual greenhouses to improve the households' incomes. The street along which these model houses were built was equipped with solar-based road lighting. The pilot project was partially funded by ADB, Dunhuang City and the rural households. The pilot was completed in November 2013.
(ii) Constructed Modern Solar PV-based Greenhouse Project in Wuwei city in November 2014.
Strategic planning support and capacity strengthening to Dunhuang and Wuwei cities for the implementation of their New Energy City Development Plans (NECDPs).
(i) An international study tour was participated in by a delegation from the EA and IA where they learned from the industry experts from the academe and industrial institutes in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on national renewable energy city.
(ii) A knowledge sharing local study tour was undertaken to learn from the industry best practices of Yangzhou city as a successful new energy demonstration city.
(iii) Several workshops and other forms of technical support were provided CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd., the consulting firm engaged to help implement the TA, to enhance the knowledge/understanding and make the EA, IAs, and other stakeholders equipped on new energy city program. The firm also provided advice on micro grid, solar thermal utilization, and CSP.
Priority projects in Dunhuang and Wuwei cities were evaluated and identified. The priority project identified for Dunhuang is the Concentrated Solar Power and Heat Cogeneration (CSHP-CHP) project. The experts from the consulting firm conducted due diligence and identified the technical, institutional, and financial gaps. The local government has shown great interest on CSP development. Wuwei is rich in solar and wind energy resources. The city prioritizes the large-scale solar PV power projects and large-scale wind power projects. The financial and technical aspects of the project were assessed.