China has vowed to accelerate the installation of clean energy. Rooftop solar installations have emerged as a major force to achieve that. Nearly 53 gigawatts of solar capacity were added in 2021, with more than half coming from rooftop installations.
Experts say that the promotion of rooftop solar panels can contribute to China’s rural vitalization, as it increases farmers’ income, and improves their living environment.
An increasing number of households in rural China are taking loans to install solar panels on rooftops, as they not only provide enough power for the households, but also generate additional income from sale of excess electricity.
Mr. Zheng is one of them, who has been enjoying free electricity after installing the panels.