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Suitable and optimal locations for implementing photovoltaic water pumping systems for grassland irrigation in China


  • Campana, P.E.
  • Leduc, S.
  • Kim, M.
  • Olsson, A.
  • Zhang, J.
  • Liu, J.
  • Kraxner, F.
  • McCallum, I.
  • Li, H.
  • Yan, J.


Grassland plays a key role for the food security of China because of the large number of livestock raised in those areas. Thus, grassland degradation due to climate change and overgrazing is considered as one of the most severe environmental and economic threat for the future sustainable development of China. Photovoltaic water pumping systems for irrigation can play a fundamental role for the conservation of grassland areas.

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  • Campana, P.E. & Leduc, S. & Kim, M. & Olsson, A. & Zhang, J. & Liu, J. & Kraxner, F. & McCallum, I. & Li, H. & Yan, J., 2017. "Suitable and optimal locations for implementing photovoltaic water pumping systems for grassland irrigation in China," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 185(P2), pages 1879-1889.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:185:y:2017:i:p2:p:1879-1889
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.01.004

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