IRENA (2016) - Solar Pumping for Irrigation


    Solar-based solutions can provide reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy for decentralized irrigation services in a growing number of settings. When deployed, the benefits include improved livelihoods (increased productivity and incomes, and food security), increased social welfare (poverty alleviation, emissions reduction) and reduced spending on fossil fuel subsidies and centralized infrastructure. In an effort to contribute to a number of Sustainable Development Goals, these solutions are becoming increasingly widespread, as demonstrated by the initiatives of a growing number of governments, development agencies, and the private sector.