Greener Pastures from the Sun: Solar Photovoltaic-Driven Irrigation in Qinghai Province

Abstract Pastures are being degraded in the People’s Republic of China. Solar power can be cheaper than diesel fuel and reduces greenhouse gases while increasing incomes. A two kilowatts-peak solar powered water pumping system can supply both drinking and small scale irrigation water and help reclaim degraded pastures.
Author Asian Development Bank, September 2012
6 Renewable Energy, 6.3 Solar Energy, 6.3.3 Rural, Township and City Solar Development Programs and Specific Case Studies