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Solar panels on water canals seem like a no-brainer

A study by the University of California, Merced gives a boost to the idea, estimating that 63 billion gallons of water could be saved by covering California’s 4,000 miles of canals. Researchers believe that much installed solar would also generate a significant amount of electricity. Solar on canals has long been discussed as a two-for-one solution in California, where affordable land for energy development is as scarce as water. But the grand idea was still a hypothetical.

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  • Daniel Waweru

    47 w

    A great idea here

    • Harrison wambui

      47 w

      Good idea

      • winnie nguru

        47 w

        Brilliant ideas here. I can't wait to see how this goes

        • Rashid Kamau

          47 w

          Installation of solar panels over the canals makes both systems more efficient.

          • bonke reinhard

            47 w

            These a good research that should be implimented immediately to conserve more water since we all know that water is the source of Life

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