This decision support tool will assist policymakers deploy appropriate processes to ensure the adoption of solar-based irrigation, keeping in mind differing regional challenges. The tool will also support public and private financiers, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals to identify and target districts with a high potential for sustainable solar-based irrigation. It will also be a valuable resource for academics and researchers.
This tool recommends a set of policies for each district. Know which policy can be leveraged as a potential source of irrigation, a capital investment, or a way to further climate resilience.
The deployment of solar for irrigation should be governed by ensuring environmental sustainability, economic viability, and social equity. This tool measures the suitability of four deployment approaches for any given district.
The Solar Pumps Tool by CEEW illustrates how different districts perform on various parameters determining their overall potential for the deployment of solar pumps.