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

Publication | September 2012


  • 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 2 kilowatts-peak solar powered water pumping system can supply both drinking and small scale irrigation water and help reclaim degraded pastures.