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China Policy Spurs Rooftop Solar in World’s Top Market

China is trying to spur rooftop solar installations, a policy that would help the nation making most of the world’s panels to also become its biggest market this year.

The National Energy Administration asked local authorities to identify projects where power can be delivered to nearby customers, provide extra subsidies for public organizations and in rural areas and allow more projects to qualify for subsidies, according to an agency statement dated Sept. 2.