"With the facilities the company installs, farmers could not only know how much electricity they have generated, but also how much was sold to the grid and how much they could make from that," he said.
With votes counted in over 58,000 polling stations out of total 62,000 at midday, official data showed the center-right coalition altogether reached 36-37 percent of the vote. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement followed with some 32 percent.
Jointly published by scientists from China, the United States and Belgium, the findings were based on a fossil unearthed in the Manchu autonomous county of Qinglong, Hebei Province.
Lu Enguang, a former senior official with the Ministry of Justice stood trial on Wednesday facing bribery charges.
Another area of great interest to Mackerras has been China's ethnic groups, which he has written about extensively. In particular, he has taken a great interest in the Uygurs in Northwest China.
Shu Yinbiao, also a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the services company will supply not only power but also heating services.