Agriculture Solar

Agriculture Solar

Access to clean, reliable energy enables farmers and agribusinesses to increase food production and engage in value-added processing. It also allows farmers living in off-grid areas to replace expensive diesel generators with new and cleaner technologies, such as solar food dryers and solar water irrigation. The solar agricultural market is still in the early stages of development and barriers include the relatively high technology costs, limited awareness of the benefits, lack of appropriate policy incentives and limited access to finance for farmers and suppliers to make solar technologies more affordable.