California Unveils Research into ‘Floating Solar’ Project Over Major Canal

Canals in California may soon feature a new look — solar panel canopies, designed to stop evaporation and soak up the sun’s rays, created under a new project funded with help from the federal government to boost green energy infrastructure.

Sweetwater Responds to Floating Solar Opposition

The Sweetwater Authority learned of and greenlighted the design of a floating solar array on its reservoir all in the same day. The swiftness of the approval after considering only a single company put some members of its governing board and the public ill at ease.

San Diego Could Be First to Float Solar on Drinking Water

A south San Diego water district is thinking about powering itself with energy from the sun.  Leaders at Sweetwater Authority, which serves National City, western Chula Vista and Bonita, hired a contractor to study how floating solar panels on its namesake reservoir could reduce its budget.