How this study came about
I could not tell you how many meetings I have been in where we sat around a table and brainstormed a list of agricultural machines that we thought could be solar-powered. Or conversations where someone asked me, ‘So, exactly which agricultural technologies can run on solar?’
Those conversations always left me with mixed feelings. The idea of productive-use agricultural technology is such an enticing idea for so many of us, for so many good reasons: the job creation, the value addition, the environmental impact, the strengthening of rural communities.
But often it felt like we had more questions than answers, like we only had a murky understanding of the productive-use space. The potential for impact was clear, but the potential for implementation and scaling was inconclusive.
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