Transitioning to a volumetric tariff system to make solar irrigation pumps financially viable

MinErgy uses SoLAR Innovation Fund to build community distribution tanks as a step towards a volumetric tariff system and equitable water distribution for community-governed solar irrigation projects. MinErgy’s distribution tank in Nawalparasi.   Solar irrigation has been gaining popularity in Nepal thanks to the government’s subsidies for individually-owned solar irrigation…

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Grid-connection pilots for IDCOL’s Solar Irrigation program in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s farmers depend on irrigation powered by imported diesel. With the rising cost of fossil fuel, the diesel-powered irrigation system is becoming increasingly unaffordable. According to Bangladesh’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the country is committed to reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 5% (un-conditionally) by 2030. Bangladesh lacks natural resources…

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Solar Irrigation for the “Last Mile”

Kalinga Renewable Energy Manufacturers Pvt. Limited (KARMA), a start-up from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, innovates in mobile solar irrigation pumps for small and fragmented landholdings in rural Bihar and Odisha.   Due to poor irrigation infrastructure and a lack of reliable electricity grids in rural Bihar, farmers…

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