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Huge Supply of Water is Saved From Evaporation When Solar Panels Are Built Over Canals

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In an interview with Joe Rogan, famed astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson explained we already have flying cars since tunnels and overpasses allow cars to access the third dimension.

By that logic, first in India and now in California, we've invented "flying solar panels," as they are being built suspended above irrigation canals. It's a clever way to cut down on habitat loss due to the space the panels require, and evaporation as the shade they provide protects vital water droplets from the sun's evaporating heat.

With the world's largest irrigation canal network, and years that can reach 290 days of sunshine, California is uniquely positioned to exploit this emerging innovation of canal-covering solar farms.