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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.
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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.

Which districts are suitable for ‘Solarisation of feeders’?

Changing the source of power at the feeder level will ensure a rapid and cost-effective transition to solar-based irrigation on a large scale. The tool filters all districts where ‘Power purchase rate for DISCOM’ is more than INR 3.5/kWh. Th]. This allows us to compare the cost of the current power source with solar. The tool also filters districts where ‘Extent of feeder segregation’ is greater than 50%. This helps determine if there is a dedicated line for agriculture connections that can be energised during day time (8 am to 5 pm). Finally, the tool filters all districts where the ‘Proportion of cultivators using electric pumps percentile’ is higher than 50%. The higher the proportion, the higher the conversion to solar, and farmers will require no additional cost to transition.

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Solarisation of feeders

Changing the source of power at the feeder level will ensure a rapid and cost-effective transition to solar-based irrigation on a large scale. The tool filters all districts where 'Power purchase rate for DISCOM' is more than INR 3.5/kWh. Th]. This allows us to compare the cost of the current power source with solar.

Solarisation of feeders

Published Sep 07, 2020
Updated Aug 17, 2021

Which districts are suitable for ‘Solarisation of feeders’?

Changing the source of power at the feeder level will ensure a rapid and cost-effective transition to solar-based irrigation on a large scale. The tool filters all districts where ‘Power purchase rate for DISCOM’ is more than INR 3.5/kWh. Th]. This allows us to compare the cost of the current power source with solar. The tool also filters districts where ‘Extent of feeder segregation’ is greater than 50%. This helps determine if there is a dedicated line for agriculture connections that can be energised during day time (8 am to 5 pm). Finally, the tool filters all districts where the ‘Proportion of cultivators using electric pumps percentile’ is higher than 50%. The higher the proportion, the higher the conversion to solar, and farmers will require no additional cost to transition.