Land use


Can America’s canals double as solar farms?

Studies show that putting solar panels over waterways could boost clean energy and conserve water. The first U.S. pilot project is getting underway in California.

Maria Gallucci  . 

black metal trusses holding solar panels are situated over a grassy canal. Several people walk on a path along the canal.
A 1 MW canal-top solar project in India (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)