Do favorable land price policy affect renewable energy industry? Evidence from photovoltaics

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-195
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Online published22 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016


Renewable energy is necessary for sustainable social and economic development. This is particularly so with global energy shortages, the continuous deterioration of ecosystems and the environment, as well as the world population explosion. This article qualitatively and quantitatively analyzes the effects and problems of Chinese favorable land price policy on photovoltaics. In examining the favorable land price policy in China, this study develops a multiple-linear regression model to study the effects of favorable land price policy on photovoltaic power and photovoltaic industry. Data used in this research was mainly collected from 20 provinces in China. It is found that the development of PV in China has been greatly affected by the favorable land price policy. In the end, it is highly recommended that favorable land price policy should be continued for renewable energy. Systemic deficiencies can be overcome through continual reform and innovation of mechanisms.

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  • China, Favorable land price policy, Photovoltaics, Renewable energy