Solar panels on the roof of a village house in Tai Po, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The attractiveness of the feed-in tariff scheme depends on how soon village house owners can recoup the cost of installing a solar device. The smaller the size of the device, the less electricity it can generate, thus affecting the length of time needed to recoup the installation cost. Photo: Handout

Why Hong Kong’s solar energy push risks leaving out village houses

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Solar panels on the roof of a village house in Tai Po, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The attractiveness of the feed-in tariff scheme depends on how soon village house owners can recoup the cost of installing a solar device. The smaller the size of the device, the less electricity it can generate, thus affecting the length of time needed to recoup the installation cost. Photo: Handout
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