Solar power as remunerative crop
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Shah T, Durga N, Verma S, Rathod R. 2016. Solar power as remunerative crop. IWMI-Tata Water Policy Research Highlight 10. International Water Management Institute (IWMI).
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Anand, the small Gujarat town that gave India its dairy cooperave movement, has now spawned a new cooperave that may well grow into a genre of its own. The Dhundi Solar Pump Irrigators' Cooperave Enterprise (SPICE) provides the proof of concept for promong Solar Power as a Remunerave Crop (SPaRC). We argue that SPaRC presents the best chance of taming western India's groundwater anarchy, of improving the finances of power distribuon companies, of curtailing the carbon footprint of our agriculture and of creang a new, risk-free source of serious cash income for India's farmers.