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