Towards Solar-Powered Agricultural Water Pumps

solar energy in India
Towards Solar-Powered Agricultural Water Pumps
Sector:Power Undertaken By: Multiple Recent Publication:2018

Agriculture contributes to 15% of India’s GDP and employs 50% of the workforce. Reliable irrigation, therefore, is a critical requirement not just for the farmer but also for the country. Solar irrigation pumps are a promising alternative to traditional water pumping systems which usually operate on grid electricity, diesel and kerosene. Given their potential, Shakti is working with stakeholders to help in the design and implementation of large-scale solar irrigation pump programs.