Factors Affecting Farmer’s Decision of Adoption of Solar Powered Pumps
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3762-3773
AbstractThe power poverty as well as increase in fuel price impact the water provision to agricultural demand. Use of solar power forpumping of water is a hopeful discretion to current electric and fuel-based pumping technique. Solar powered pumps convert solar energy into electrical energy by using photo-voltaic technique. Solar powered technology gives a better solution to the farmers to rapid develop and self-dependent develop private off grid electricity generation technique. The benefit of solar water pumps is reducing a pollution and maintainclean environment. Indian government promoting this technology for farmers with different finance and subsidy schemes. The present research uses factor analysis to determine factors affecting farmers decision of adoption of solar powered pumps. By using the questionnaire survey was done through the Indian farmers. The study considered six important factors such as setup cost, beneficial scheme for product, resource availability, knowledge, Permanence and local environment. In addition, the study provides the various variables that impact on these factors. The main focus of the study on six determined factors compared to other factors such as quality of product, new technology, advertising and marketing, maintenance cost, availability, weather conditions, ease of installation which have less impact on decision of adoption of solar powered pumps.
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