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Of China’s ten poverty-alleviation projects, its development of photovoltaic-based solar power has been one of the most successful. We suggest that other countries look more explicitly at solar energy as a way of generating income in rural areas, in accord with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to eradicate global poverty by 2030.