Chi Zhang, Chemical Engineering

Sustainable Business Innovation of Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems

Published Nov 02, 2018

Chi Zhang defended her dissertation "Sustainable Business Innovation of Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems" on 1 November 2018.

What is your dissertation about?

My dissertation is about to assess an innovative business model with economic performance, emission reduction, and financing suitability of the integrated photovoltaic water pumping systems (PVWP) system in China. This PVWP application could be used as a potential solution for further value-added renewable energy applications with a CO2 emission reduction target.

Does it have any connection to KTH’s sustainability work and the global sustainable development goals?

The photovoltaic water pumping systems represent the better technical and economic solutions under a feasible innovated business model in comparison with traditional photovoltaic systems and current PV business models. it developed an exclusive integrated framework to design, analyze, and improve renewable energy systems with business model innovation and technological innovations under the emission reduction target.

How can your results be used in the future?

The results from the PVWP technology integration in China as a specific PV application study can be further applied for the business model innovation of renewable energy systems in other regions of the world under emission reduction targets leading to economic and environmental benefits.

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