Water Sucking Solar Farms Breed Water Wars

If you thought there were water wars brewing before, just wait. The sun is often touted as a fantastic source of energy, which it is, but there’s a hitch: Many solar projects consume enormous amounts of water. How much water are we talking? According to a recent New York Times, proposed plans for two solar farms in Nevada would gulp up 1.3 billion gallons of water annually–or 20 percent of the area’s available water. And the worst thing is this heavy water use in renewable energy projects is all about the bottom line.      -read more at treehugger.com article


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