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Solar Electricity Buybacks May Reduce Groundwater Depletion in India / @postcarbon

Solar Electricity Buybacks May Reduce Groundwater Depletion in India / @postcarbon

The idea is to enable farmers using solar-powered irrigation pumps to sell excess electricity back to the grid. That gives them an incentive to pump only the water they really need for their crops, slowing the depletion of groundwater. It also diversifies and boosts their incomes. And by pumping with solar energy rather than diesel, they reduce climate-altering carbon emissions.

Full article: http://www.postcarbon.org/solar-electricity-buybacks-may-...

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