Andhra Pradesh farmers to generate power with ‘Solar Farming’ scheme


Andhra Pradesh farmers to generate power with ‘Solar Farming’ scheme

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh will soon be producing electricity apart from growing crops. The State Energy Department is set to launch the scheme ‘Solar Farming’, the first-of-its-kind in the country, under which existing pump sets will be replaced with energy- efficient solar pump sets that will enable generation of power. After utilising the power required for drawing water to his field, the farmer could pump the remaining energy into the grid and thereby earn income.

A farmer could generate about 9000 units of power from a solar pump set per annum, taking an average of 300 sunny days. “We will fix a price for this power after discussing with the power regulator. This will be an extra income to the farmer,” Principal Secretary (Energy and Infrastructure) Ajay Jain has said. Read More…

Credit By : Financialexpress.com

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