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California’s Switch to Solar, Wind Energy Preserves Groundwater for Drought, Agriculture

SciTechDaily (NOVEMBER 6, 2019 )

Titre : California’s Switch to Solar, Wind Energy Preserves Groundwater for Drought, Agriculture

SciTechDaily (NOVEMBER 6, 2019 )

Présentation
Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect : keeping more water in the ground.

A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability.

Using drought-prone California as a case study, the researchers show that increased solar and wind energy can reduce the reliance on hydropower, especially during drought. Consequently, this could help divert more surface water from hydropower to irrigation, thereby reducing overall groundwater abstraction.

Source  : PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR

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