When Joe Seaman-Graves, the city planner for the working class town of Cohoes, New York, Googled the term “floating solar,” he didn’t even know it was a thing.
What he did know is that his tiny town needed an affordable way to get electricity and had no extra land. But looking at a map, one feature stood out.
“We have this 14-acre water reservoir,” he said.
Seaman-Graves soon found the reservoir could hold enough solar panels to power all the municipal buildings and streetlights, saving the city more than $500,000 each year. He had stumbled upon a form of clean energy that is steeply ramping up.
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Source: AP News
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