China approves construction of 3961 village solar power plants: Report

China has reportedly approved construction of 3,961 village solar power plants with a total capacity of 1.67 GW. According to China energy regulator the construction of solar power plant has been approved under a programme aimed at alleviating rural poverty and promoting clean energy.

The Reuters citing a notice issues by the National Energy Administration, reports that the second batch of a “photovoltaic poverty relief” programme, should be completed by the end of this year. Those not completed on time will be declared ineligible from the scheme.

Last week China in a new policy guidelines said that the country is committed to reducing the amount of subsidies granted to its solar power sector, but projects also designed to relieve rural poverty will remain eligible for state support.


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