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SSJID canals could be used to generate hydro & solar power

in Environment/News/technology

Water and power.

It is what drives economic prosperity.

That is why South San Joaquin Irrigation District that has spent the last  113 years securing, developing and protecting water supplies for Manteca Ripon, and Escalon is pursuing a three-prong strategy in a bid to harness the same water to generate lower cost “green” electricity.

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Solar on canals moves closer to reality

in Community/Environment/Government

In February pv magazine reported on Project Nexus, which planned to install solar panels over California canals. Now that project is about to move forward with groundbreaking planned for the fall.

The Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is partnering with the Department of Water Resource (DWR), Solar AquaGrid, and the University of California, Merced in the project funded by the State of California. The project will include energy storage to study how storage facilities can support the local electric grid when solar generation is lowered due to cloud cover.

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Pilot project will cover Central Valley canals with solar panels

in Community/Environment/News

CENTRAL VALLEY, Calif. - A pilot project has been funded to cover some of California's irrigation canals with solar panels.

The Turlock Irrigation District's "Project Nexus" is designed to as an "innovative, multi-benefit, water-energy nexus project that can further California's push toward water and climate resiliency.

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