Solar powered irrigation system : India leads



With the rapid depletion of fossil fuels, the alternative clean sources of energy are beginning to make a solid footing in the energy sector. In the recent years, solar energy has emerged as one of the cleanest, environmentally friendly and reliable sources of energy. Energy being one of the main inputs of agriculture, especially for irrigation is becoming a focus in the agricultural water management agenda. In this respect solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) are promoted worldwide as they alternative to traditional electric (or) diesel-run pumps such pumps provide an environment-friendly opportunity for irrigation because of the significantly lower emissions of greenhouse gases compared to higher carbon footprint of fossil fuels based electricity options.



For sustainable agriculture and rural development the SPIS as proven to be a boon for several pilot and near commercial scale projects in India. The SPIS provide a reliable source of clean energy to the farmers to irrigate their lands. They reduce the operating cast and provide relief to the farmers from the financial burden of fluctuating fuel prices.

The SPIS provide the opportunity to the farmers for an additional income in case of Surplers power generation, where the excess electricity may be sold irrigate their lands. They reduce the operating cast and provide relief to the farmers from the financial burden of fluctuating fuel prices.

The SPIS provide the opportunity to the farmers for an additional income in case of Surplers power generation, where the excess electricity may be sold.


By Team - SPURRING INNOVATORS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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