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Some Good Eco News: Arizona to Build the First Solar Canal in the US
What up, Impact Jobbers. It's been a while since we delivered some good climate news to your inbox, so that's what we're gonna do. Sound good to you? You don't have a choice so get ready to get happy whether you like it or not!
Let's talk about an old chestnut: renewable energy. Arizona has just become the first state in America to build a solar canal. What the heck is a solar canal? Good question gimme a sec to google it.
Okay here we go: a solar canal system is when you install solar panels over canals in order to produce clean energy and reduce water evaporation.
The solar panels pull double duty by soaking up the sun rays while preserving water supplies. The concept is perfect for sunny, water-scarce places.
"Did someone say my name?" - the state of Arizona.
The Arizona project is a result of a historic agreement between leaders of the Gila River Indian Community and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The solar shades will be installed south of Phoenix over a thousand-foot stretch of the 1-10 Level Top canal. The panels will face upwards (obvi) to take in the hot sun, and the water underneath them will help keep the panels cool.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2025, and it's projected to create one megawatt of electricity that the Gila River Indian community can use on their farmland.
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