题目：The New Solar System
报告人：Jeffrey Ball，斯坦福大学，Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Abstract: Solar power is surging. But it must get significantly less expensive to expand to a level that would contribute meaningfully to global carbon-reduction goals. The New Solar System, a major new report from Stanford University’sSteyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, outlines an economically efficient path to scale up solar power. Based on two years of research, The New Solar System illuminates key and little-understood changes remaking the solar enterprise in China, the center of the global solar industry. In doing so, the report busts several prevailing myths about the Chinese solar industry. Based on those findings, The New Solar System recommends changes to U.S. policy to put solar power on a more cost-effective course for the world. The changes would involve a more-nuanced U.S. approach to China — an approached that rests on each country playing to its comparative strengths.