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May 11, 2023

Floating solar farms create energy while saving land and conserving water

  • Long popular in Asia, floating solar is catching on in several U.S. regions.
    Associated Press

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    An array of solar panels float on top of a water storage pond in Sayreville, New Jersey. The water keeps the panels cool, allowing them to generate more electricity than their land-mounted counterparts.

    When Joe Seaman-Graves, the city planner for the working class town of Cohoes, New York, Googled the term “floating solar,” he didn't even know it was a thing.

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