“How does a solar water pump look like, sir? How long will it take to provide water to one hector of land? Will the pump work in winter? ” These were some of the questions thrown at us during an interactive session with local farmers in the Allauli village of Khagaria district of Bihar. It took us almost seven and half-hours to reach the village from Patna because of the extremely poor road conditions and heavy rainfall. The farmers were waiting for us at the local panchayat bhavan. The enthusiasm was evident as there were around 25 farmers waiting for us for more than two hours, some of them travelling as far as 20 kilometers. We were at the village to discuss the potentials for irrigating agricultural land through solar water pumps.