Solar

July 9, 2016--Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes (Guardian)

The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic overuse have taken their toll, to be sure, but vast quantities of water are also lost to evaporation.


June 9, 2015--Conservation, solar pumps key to avert Middle East water crisis: officials (Reuters)

Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of pilot program including solar-powered water pumps, scientists and officials said on Tuesday. "The situation is critical," Essam Khalifa, a senior official from Egypt's water ministry, said at the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Or


January 16, 2015--India builds solar plants atop canals to save on land, water (Water Quality News)

As India moves to ramp up investment in solar power, it is exploring innovative places to install solar plants, including across the top of canals. Last weekend, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated a new "canal-top" solar energy plant in Vadodara district in India's western state of Gujarat.


April 19, 2013--Research harnesses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from water (Science Daily)

New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources -- lakes and rivers -- at a significantly higher rate than the currently used filtering technology made of activated carbon.


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