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Table 4 List of interviews

From: Spatiotemporal perspectives on urban energy transitions: a comparative study of three cities in China

Actor type Number of Interviewees Affiliation of interviewees Interview date Interview duration Interview location Coding
Rizhao
 Government 4 Bureau of Development and Reform in Ju county, Rizhao 14/10/2016 122 mins Haihui Group’s office building RZ1 and RZ2
Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in Ju county, Rizhao 17/10/2016 73 mins People’s commune restaurant RZ3
Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in Rizhao 19/10/2016 67 mins Rizhao Renjia restaurant RZ4
21/10/2016 41 mins The official’s car
 Manufacturer 7 Kehao 13/10/2016 23 mins Kehao’s office building RZ5 and RZ6
Muyang 14/10/2016 30 mins Muyang’s office building RZ7 and RZ8
Himin 25/10/2016 128 mins Himin’s office building RZ9, RZ10, and RZ11
 Real estate developer 2 Jinrun 17/10/2016 33 mins Jinrun’s office building RZ12
Rizhao Cheng Tou 20/10/2016 44 mins Rizhao Chengtou’s office building RZ13
 Industry organization 1 Rizhao Solar Energy Industry Association 18/10/2016 128 mins An unknown restaurant RZ14
21/10/2016 94 mins Chengnan Wangshi restaurant
 NGO 3 Rizhao Solar Culture Association 18/10/2016 53 mins Rizhao newspaper office RZ15
Solar Vision 24/10/2016 140 mins Solar Vision’s office RZ16
25/10/2016 62 mins Solar Vision’s office RZ17
 End-user 10 Residents 13/10/2016 15 mins Office of Wenxin Photography RZ18
18/10/2016 15 mins Electricity Mansion RZ19
19/10/2016 32 mins Rizhao Renjia restaurant RZ20
21/10/2016 170 mins Chengnan Wangshi restaurant RZ21, RZ22 and RZ23
Taxi driver 13/10/2016 12 mins Car RZ24
  18/10/2016 21 mins Car RZ25
  20/10/2016 14 mins Car RZ26
  22/10/2016 67 mins Car RZ27
Total 27      
Foshan
 Senior executives of a utility company 7 3 interviewees are senior executives of the Marketing and Sales Department, Foshan Power Supply Bureau, Guangdong Power Grid Group 24 March, 2017 90 mins Office, Foshan Power Supply Bureau FS1, FS2 and FS3
2 interviewees are senior executives of the Customer Service department, Foshan Power Supply Bureau, Guangdong Power Grid Group 24 March, 2017 90 mins Office, Foshan Power Supply Bureau FS4 and FS5
2 interviewers are senior executive of the Energy Efficiency Service Centre, Foshan Power Supply Bureau, Guangdong Power Grid Group (who are responsible for renewable energy applications) 24 March, 2017 90 mins Office, Foshan Power Supply Bureau FS6 and FS7
 Solar installers 2 Representative of solar installer A in Foshan 24 March, 2017 90 mins Office, Dali Town, Foshan FS8
Representative of solar installer B in Foshan 24 March, 2017 90 mins Luonan Village Office, Nanzhuang Town, Foshan FS9
 Expert on solar PV technology 1 A professor, the Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion 7 January, 2015 90 mins Office, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Guangzhou FS10
 Solar house-owner 1 A householder in Dengxi Village, Dali Town, Foshan   30 mins Home of the interviewee, Dengxi Village FS11
Total 11      
Wuxi
 Government 8 Wuxi Bureau of Environmental Protection 22/11/2016 55 mins office WX1
Wuxi Bureau of Foreign Trade 22/11/2016 50 mins office WX2
Wuxi Bureau of Economic Development 23/11/2016 30 mins office WX3
Wuxi Bureau of Housing and Urban Development 23/11/2016 65 mins office WX4
Wuxi Bureau of Planning 10/04/2017 90 mins office WX5
(two interviewees) 11/04/2017 50 mins office WX6
Wuxi Bureau of Science and Technology 11/04/2017 50 mins office WX7
Wuxi Development and Reform Commission 23/11/2016 50 mins office WX8
 Manufacturer 2 Taihu new town PV company 26/04/2017 40 mins Coffee shop WX9
   Suntech Ltd. 26/04/2017 30 mins Coffee shop WX10
 Real estate developer 1 Landsea 10/04/2017 30 mins Coffee shop WX11
 Industry organization 2 Taihu new town High-tech company, 13/04/2017 40 mins office WX12
   Wuxi Planning and Design Institution 10/04/2017 160 mins office WX13
 NGO 1 Chong’ an Housing Association 11/04/2017 50 mins Coffee shop WX14
 End-user 6 Chong’an residents (4) 11/04/2017 50 mins Coffee shop WX15–18
   Taihu new town residents (2) 13/04/2017 40 mins Coffee shop WX19–20
Total 20