In their article, "Solar Irrigation Cooperatives: Creating the Frankenstein's Monster for India's Groundwater", Sahasranaman et al. (2018) erroneously conclude that, "the Dhundi an experiment that has gone terribly wrong". While the article is full of miscalculations and internal inconsistencies, as fellow researchers, welcome their critique. In the first half of this rejoinder, offer clarifications so that readers can make a proper assessment of the Dhundi experiment. In the second half, reiterate the vision of the critical role that solar irrigation pumps (SIPs) can play in India's agriculture future by projecting likely consequences of alternate policy scenarios.