event 09 may. 2018

Solar-powered Pump Irrigation and India's Groundwater Economy // A Preliminary Discussion of Opportunities and Threats

By Tushaar Shah and A. Kishore. Falling cost of photo voltaic (PV) cells is making solar irrigation pumps a reality in India. It is only a matter of time before governments begin aggressive promotion of solar irrigation pumps. Several players are already in the market offering a range of solar pumping solutions. With appropriate promotional strategy and incentives, solar pumps can attack India's invidious nexus between energy and groundwater irrigation and change it for the better.

category Research Papers, Publications and Books tag Food and Agriculture tag SPIS (Solar-powered-Irrigation) globe Asia globe South and Southeast Asia globe South Asia
Cover solar water pumping in india

This note is inspired by a field visit to some of the solar pumps installed by Claro Energy in Bihar.


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