This project aims to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
The lack of a reliable energy supply for irrigation leaves many Nepalese farmers without access to the water necessary for growing vegetables in the dry season. While the government subsidises solar photovoltaic technologies for the pumping of drinking water, access to energy for the purposes of irrigation is not secure in many parts of rural Nepal. This project aims to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced. The specific objectives of the project are:
- To increase the access to a reliable energy supply for irrigation, enabling 150 households to increase their production of quality vegetables throughout the year;
- To develop an Energy Service Provider (ESP) to manage the irrigation systems;
- To use impact and portfolio investment to finance energy projects in rural areas;
- And to disseminate the outcomes and lessons learned to practitioners and policy makers for up-scaling the technology and business model in other areas.
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