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Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Irrigation

A Socio-Technical Approach in South India

Benefits

  • Combines research & development practice with practical experience from the field

  • Provides an overview of the current state of projects in agricultural electricity supply

  • Seeks to guide development practitioners and provides lessons learned directly from the field

  • Integrates technological solutions with appropriate social approaches

  • Integrates several research methods that can help to better understand

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 3-6
    3. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 7-17
    4. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 19-29
    5. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 31-37
  3. Pilot Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 41-42
    3. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 43-52
    4. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 53-80
    5. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 81-89
    6. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 91-93
    7. Julian Sagebiel, Christian Kimmich, Malte Müller, Markus Hanisch, Vivek Gilani
      Pages 95-96
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 97-117

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief reviews currently applied and potential solutions for improving the efficiency and quality of rural electricity supply in India, a major bottleneck for agricultural development. It provides background on the current state of supply and reviews recent and ongoing research and development projects. One selected project, designed and conducted by the authors, is outlined in detail. The research findings, project implementation, and evaluation are intended to provide development practitioners, policy makers, and applied researchers with experience from the field. At the core of this Brief is the integration of technical and social solutions, emphasizing the role of collective action, and the merits and demerits of small-scale, technically simple measures.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Energy-Water Nexus Farmer Groups Indian Agriculture Capacitors Irrigation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Inst. Ecological Economy ResearchBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Inst. Forest, Snow Landscape ResearchBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  3. 3.Inst. Agri. Horticultural SciencesHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Inst. Agri. Horticultural SciencesHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.cBalance Pvt. Ltd.PuneIndia

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