Installing solar panel systems on rooftops provide the dual benefits of providing renewable energy as well as direct cooling to buildings. The energy produced by solar energy can help offset energy costs for air conditioning.
Offer energy rebates for installation of solar panels.
Considerations for Use
Solar panels can be applied in a diversity of climates and contexts with low maintenance costs. Upfront capital costs to buy and install solar panels is typically prohibitive or a deterrent for lower-income households.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:IncentiveFinancial and non-financial incentives to encourage stakeholders to implement heat risk reduction and preparedness solutions, including rebates, tax credits, expedited permitting, development/zoning bonuses, and more.
Trigger Points:No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Buildings, Informal Settlements, Public Works
Target Beneficiaries:Property owners, Residents
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Amount of energy produced by solar energy
Authority and Governance:City government, National government, State government
Implementation Timeline:Medium-term (3-9 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Private developers, Property owners and managers
Funding Sources:Private investment, Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Create jobs, Save on utilities