In summer, without irrigation, not much works in northern India. Traditionally, diesel pumps are used for this purpose. Electric pumps are now also available on the market for this purpose. Instead of laying expensive long cables or installing overhead lines in the fields to supply them, solar panels are an option. Since several wells located at a distance are usually used, each pump receives its own panel according to the conventional concept. It’s just a shame that the pumps usually only run for a few hours and the electricity generated cannot be used in the other hours. A mobile solution, in which the panels are brought to the pumps, is obvious. An existing old trailer served as a platform.
Photo: Construction on the mobile panel support for the electric irrigation pump