The agricultural sector in India is the largest contributor to annual GDP. This sector has been growing at a very fast pace for many years, and the government of India is focusing on it to make sure that farmers get the best out of their farms. With this, there are many people in different fields working together to make sure that all these farmers receive proper technology and facilities that they need so that they can continue being successful in their respective fields. 

Today we will talk about some innovations in the field of solar energy that have been helping farmers get access to better equipment which in turn have helped them earn better livelihood, reduce costs and do tasks more efficiently. Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of energy that can be used to power agricultural pumps, irrigation systems, water treatment plants, etc. 

Solar pumps

Solar pumps are used to lift water from a well or other sources. These devices are powered by solar panels and can be used in remote areas where electricity isn’t readily available. Solar powered pumps provide an alternative to diesel fuel for pumping water from wells or rivers for irrigation purposes. They are more efficient than diesel pumps, which means they use less fuel and have fewer emissions. 

Most solar pumps require batteries for running, but there are some models that do not require this—the most common type being those with hand cranks as opposed to wheels or gears (see below). 


Irrigation system 

Irrigation systems are used to supply water to plants in arid areas. They can be powered by solar energy, and in doing so, they have several advantages over conventional methods of irrigation: 

  • Solar-powered irrigation systems require less maintenance than conventional ones; for example, they do not need batteries because the sun’s rays provide enough energy for them to function continuously. 
  • The cost of installing and maintaining an electrical grid is much higher than that of installing a solar-powered circuit; therefore, farmers save money if they use this type of system instead of relying on electricity from their homes or other buildings around them  

Water treatment plants

Water treatment is a process that removes harmful substances from water, making it safe to drink or use. Solar disinfection (SODIS) is a simple method of water treatment that uses the sun’s ultraviolet rays to destroy bacteria in drinking water. 

These solar devices can also be helpful to farmers as well as any other users of water in India and across the world. The use of solar energy devices has expanded across India in recent years, and it seems that this trend will continue. The devices are useful for farmers as well as anyone else who needs water in their lives. These devices can help save money on energy costs while also helping preserve natural resources such as water quality and land usage