Power scarcity and water needs often go hand-in-hand in many parts of rural and semi-urban India. Solar water pumping can be the answer. It is one of the most useful applications of solar energy in a country like India. There is also no need for a (costly) battery bank as water can be stored in tanks for use later.
The quality of submersible solar pumps has improved exponentially, making them far more efficient and reliable. These are the ones that we presently install in rural and other places for drinking water provision and small scale farming. These solar pumps work very well in combination with drip-irrigation systems.
See a brief overview of one of our projects where we installed a solar pump.
Click here to see our video, Water from Sun.