Renewable Energy at Kaadu Organics Farm:Energy sources that can be used to create electricity, heat, or other types of energy that are produced by nature are referred to as renewable energy sources. In aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs, and increase power independence, renewable energy is becoming more and more crucial in agriculture.
Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, biomass, hydroelectricity, and geothermal energy are frequently employed in agriculture. Depending on the area, climate, and farming methods, each of these sources has specific advantages and disadvantages.
Solar dryers in our farming:
For natural farming, solar energy can be a fantastic source of sustainable energy. Organic / Natural agricultural methods put sustainability and environmental protection first, which is compatible with solar energy utilization.
Without the use of electricity or fossil fuels, solar dryers can be a useful tool for natural farmers to dry their crops. Using the sun’s energy to heat the air, solar dryer’s dry crops by circulating it around them.
We manufacture a value-added product by drying bananas harvested on our farm. The dried banana is soaked in honey and consumed as honey soaked dried red banana. The product has an 11-month shelf life.
Solar dryers are used at Kaadu Farm to enhance the shelf-life of the chillies and keep their original color.
Water pumps driven by solar energy include solar submersible pumps. For irrigation, livestock watering, or domestic usage, it is intended to pump water from subsurface sources like wells or boreholes.
A solar submersible pump runs entirely on solar energy, which is a sustainable and renewable source of energy. This reduces the requirement for conventional energy sources and aids in decreasing carbon emissions.
Solar submersible pumps require little or no maintenance.The pump is located 400 feet below ground. The state government provided a subsidy for the installation of this 5 HP pump.
Challenges and barriers to implementing renewable energy in organic/natural farming:
Installing alternative energy systems like solar panels or wind turbines is costly. For small-scale organic gardeners or those with limited financial resources, this could be a considerable barrier to adoption.
Farmers with little land may find it challenging to meet the land requirements for renewable energy systems , wind turbines, and vast solar arrays.
Farmers may be less inclined to invest in renewable energy installations.
Economic and Environmental benefits of renewable energy in organic/natural farming:
Organic farming can benefit a lot from renewable energy’s economic and environmental advantages. Renewable energy can aid organic farmers in achieving greater sustainability and resilience by lowering costs, increasing productivity, and promoting soil health and biodiversity.
Integrating renewable energy with other sustainable farming practices:
An agricultural system that supports soil health, biodiversity, and economic sustainability can be developed by combining renewable energy with other sustainable farming methods.Organic farmers can help prevent climate change and promote agricultural sustainability by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and increasing their use of renewable energy.
Future prospects for renewable energy in organic/natural farming:
The possibilities for renewable energy in organic farming are promising as farmers and policymakers become more aware of the need to cut carbon emissions, advance sustainability, and strengthen agriculture. We may anticipate an increase in the use of renewable energy systems in agriculture as technology, regulations, and public awareness develop. This will result in a more robust and sustainable food system.
Renewable Energy at Kaadu Organics Farm:We use renewable sources, including solar dryers, solar submersible pumps, and solar traps, on our KAADU FARM to achieve more sustainability and resilience by lowering costs, increasing productivity, and improving soil health and biodiversity.