Anand’s Farmers opt for Solar Energy

The Agro Solar project, conducted by Anand Krishi University, Gujarat in collaboration with Gujarat Industrial Power Company Limited (GIPCL), will produce 1 MW Solar PVC on 1.5 hectare area of Anand district.

Now, it is not surprising if the solar panels are seen along with agricultural crops standing in farms. Farmers will farm different crops with solar panels on the farm. With the completion of the requirement of electricity, 50% of the irrigation water will be saved in agriculture and the new option of income for the farmers.

The Agro Solar project, conducted by Anand Krishi University, Gujarat in collaboration with Gujarat Industrial Power Company Limited (GIPCL), will produce 1 MW Solar PVC on 1.5 hectare area of Anand district. The impact of solar generation on the growth of various crops vis-a-vis crops grown on open land is being examined.

With the problem of solar power being solved, 50% of pistachial water will be saved. Under the Agro-Solar Project, the distance of the solar panel between 10 meters and the two panels surrounding the distance is 25 mm, 150 mm and 250 mm. A 5% stake in the farm has been cultivated in solar panels and 95% of the area. As compared to the crops grown in the solar panels, the growth of agricultural crop, development and production capacity is compared to the open land. Anand farmers will harvest different crops along with solar panels on the farm.

In Aamar village at Gujarat the solar panels are undergoing testing of various crops and production capacity.

With the completion of electricity requirement from the solar panel, there will be a new option for farmers.  Solar panels will get compensation by selling electricity produced from the panel.

In the kharif season, crops like millet, maize, pigeon pea, moong, soybean, groundnut, cotton and pigeon, winter wheat, rayadas, coriander, spinach, fenugreek and chilly and bhindra were harvested. One hundred percent drip irrigation system has been used in agriculture. In addition, the water used to clear the solar panels is used in agriculture for not being wasted. This experiment is planned to take different crops every year. Especially, in shade more value added crops will be given priority. Apart from this, farmers will be able to get compensation by selling electricity generated from the solar panels in a failure situation.

In Aamar village at Gujarat the solar panels are undergoing testing of various crops and production capacity.  A 5% stake in the farm has been cultivated in solar panels and 95% of the area is for agriculture purpose.  Agro Solar Project by Anand Krishi University will show new direction to India.

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