Renewable Energy Sources
There are practically many benefits of utilizing non-conventional energy in farms, it can provide electricity for irrigation/power tools etc. Which can help in increasing the efficiency of the farmer? Our research & development time is continuously making efforts in creating different sustainable models for the betterment of agriculture & humanity
India’s electricity consumption in the agriculture sector was 215 million kWh in 2021 which was hiked from 211.3 million kWh for 2020.
The electric power production in Uttarakhand has increased from 3700 MW during state formation to 1.98 GW in 2017. The renewable energy production has when a growth rate of 57.99% while the growth rate for overall electricity generation capacity was 26.71% in 2016-17.
Uttarakhand had 141.30 kWh consumption of electricity in 2015-16 which was 1.37% of the total energy sold. In 2016-17, the percentage consumption further reduced to 1.27%. As compared to other Himalayan states, Uttarakhand has the highest agriculture consumption percentage after Jammu and Kashmir.
Currently, the major portion of this energy is supplied either through hydro or coal based power plants by State Electricity Boards.
The need of the hour is to shift this power requirement from state of central grid to local solar and micro hydro power plants. This will not only reduce the load on the state/central grids but the power thus saved can be diverted to fulfil the industrial requirements.
Our objective is to initiate a power efficient setup to generate electric power so that the energy requirement of the agricultural activity can be fulfilled locally.
The harnessing of renewable energy sources are mandatory requirement to create a localised power plants for agricultural requirements. This will create self sufficiency in remotest of the villages of Uttarakhand.