Solar panels on water canals seem like a no-brainer. So why aren’t they widespread? | Water

Back in 2015, California’s dry earth was crunching under a fourth year of drought. Then-gov. Jerry Brown ordered an unprecedented 25% reduction in home water use. Farmers, who use the most water, volunteered to avoid deeper, mandatory cuts.

Brown also set a goal for the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources, with climate change bearing down.

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