Solar pumps is an area that Ravindra has developed in conjunction with
farmers in Northern Karnataka. State policies provide free power to farmers
in Karnataka but often they are the worst affected by load shedding. Our
aim has been to develop a system that provides consistent electricity allowing
farmers to improve yields and secure their crops and that is also affordable
for the farmer - our current lease structures seek to address affordability.
Our systems have demonstrated that a solar pump will supply the equivalent of 8 hours of grid power per day. The increase in power, relative to the grid supply, allows for improved yields and hence additional returns that more than cover the investment cost.
Ravindra Energy is a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy “Off grid channel partner” and an “Empanelled supplier of solar pumps”. These accreditations allow us to offer central and state subsidies applicable to solar pumps.