Why Not Turn Airports Into Giant Solar Farms?
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Airports have vast swaths of empty land and rooftops. But it’s not so easy as just covering everything with solar panels.

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Floating solar farms could help reduce impacts of climate change on lakes and reservoirs
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Lancaster UK (SPX) Mar 29, 2021 Floating solar farms could help to protect lakes and reservoirs from some of the harms of climate change, a new study suggests. However, given the complex nature of water bodies and differing designs of solar technologies, there could also be detrimental ecosystem impacts of deploying floating solar arrays. Conventional […]

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Vertical Farms Grow Veggies On Site At Restaurants and Grocery Stores
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New Atlas reports on ag-tech company Vertical Field’s efforts to produce soil-based indoor vertical farms grown at the very location where food is consumed. From the report: The Vertical Field setup retains many of the advantages of hydroponic vertical farms, but instead of the plants growing in a nutrient-packed liquid medium, the container-based pods treat […]

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Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher
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Solar facilities kill tens of thousands of birds every year, and no one is quite sure why. An artificial-intelligence-powered birder is on the case.

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Solar energy farms could offer second life for electric vehicle batteries
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Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2020 As electric vehicles rapidly grow in popularity worldwide, there will soon be a wave of used batteries whose performance is no longer sufficient for vehicles that need reliable acceleration and range. But a new study shows that these batteries could still have a useful and profitable second life as […]

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