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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Irrolarea | Irrigation, Solar And Area Management

What does this concept involve?

       Basically, it includes the concept of solar sharing. How it could be used to make more output from the land. We all might be aware of the what a catalyst is, 'a substance which facilitates the reaction'. Similarly, we took another approach towards the solar farming concept, what currently is being done is that a land is taken and panels are just placed over it. What if you could use the land more efficiently and precisely. Agriculture in India is the primary occupation of a majority of the population and India being close to the equator receives the direct solar radiation and this solar radiation is certainly not much use to agriculture, plants need sunlight but only to a certain extent. Anything beyond the limit is harmful and useless. Our paper focuses on emphasising the concept of mutual reinforcement for a sustained development. The side product of one could be the reinforcement for the other.
       As a business model, all stakeholders can make a benefit from this concept. Firstly in any solar project, the land is one of the most costly element & the cost effect of land can be mitigated through this by introducing this Entrepreneur Owner Partnership in the venture. Thus by having this partnership the landowner in this case, the farmer can have an extra source of income & also benefit from the reduced solar exposure due to the installation of solar panels over the farms.
       Reduced solar exposure would lead to less evaporation & thus reduce the wilting of crops. This could also reduce the requirement of irrigation in the project saving water. Overall, benefits to this are yet not quantified but on an analytical perspective this model seems to be quite promising and directing towards a circular economy.

Check the Slideshow Below!

We'd published this paper in IJIRSET in the December 2016 online Edition.
Please navigate through the following links for more details.
View the abstract
View the Entire Paper

An Award Winning concept at Shark Tank - NICMAR

Check out our video on how we increased the output from the Solar Panels

Thanks for reading
-Sayyed Shadaab
The Engineer for the Digital Civilization

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