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Technical Seminar on Boosting Urban Renewable Energy Access Through Innovative Photovoltaic Technologies


In alignment with Hong Kong's ambition for carbon neutrality by 2050, Prof. Yip’s team research advances the integration of advanced Photovoltaic (PV) technologies into urban environments. The team is pioneering the development of printable organic and perovskite solar cells to increase renewable energy adoption in dense urban areas. These solar cells are designed for versatility, enabling the creation of semi-transparent and colour-tunable PV modules, ideal for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) that merge energy efficiency with architectural aesthetics, turning buildings into urban solar farms. Prof. Yip will present emergent PV innovations, including durable PV pavements and floating PV systems that utilise water bodies for energy generation without land use conflicts. The team endeavour sets a precedent for urban sustainability, positioning Hong Kong as a forerunner in solar energy innovation and offering a replicable blueprint for global urban centres.

Renewable Energy
Power Generation
Construction Industry
Built Environment Technologies


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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13 Jul 2024 

10:00am - 12:00pm

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  • Hong Kong Local Network

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Professor Angus Yip

Associate Director - Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy (HKICE)

Professor Angus Yip obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and served as a faculty member at the South China University of Technology from 2013 to 2020, prior to his appointment at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in 2021. At CityU, he holds the position of Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Energy and Environment and serves as Associate Director at the Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy (HKICE). His scholarly contributions include over 300 publications and more than 40,000 citations, securing his status as Clarivate’s "Highly Cited Researcher" from 2014 to 2023. His research excellence was recognised with election as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (2022) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (2023). He received the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)-Frontier Materials Young Scientist Award and the prestigious Hong Kong Engineering Science and Technology (HKEST) Award 2023. His pioneering efforts have resulted in the formation of spinoff companies that advance photovoltaic technology, thereby enhancing the deployment of renewable energy and supporting Hong Kong’s sustainable development.


City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

6/F, Mong Man-wai Building, 83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR


Organised by: Power and Energy Section, IET Hong Kong 

Co-organiser: Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy (HKICE)

Language: Cantonese with English terminology 



Free of charge