Solar panels over irrigation canals may produce energy, conserve water

A pilot project in California plans to place solar panels over sections of irrigation canals to create renewable energy while conserving water. India has already started doing this, and researchers say what they learn from this project could help states like Arizona that have similar canals.

Karen Marroquin ka-ren mah-ro-keen (she/her)
News Broadcast Reporter, Los Angeles

Karen Marroquin expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. Marroquin, who has interned with RightThisMinute and written for Times Media Group, is working for the L.A. news bureau.

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