This is What Innovation Looks Like in Nepal

Published: Jan. 28, 2015

About Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.

Globally, more than 800 million farmers manually lift and haul water to irrigate their farmland. iDE’s Clean Irrigation Solution can run on a variety of power sources—solar steam power, photovoltaic power, and grid-connected AC where available, to access groundwater from deeper depths than conventional pumps, and maintains a slow, steady discharge rate.

iDE has, in recent weeks, installed the first round of pumps in Nepal for field trials. The field-testing is important because it gives farmers a chance to see the technology, understand how it works and provide their feedback.

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