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Solar panels atop a canal in India aim to make power while preventing evaporation

Ajit Solanki / AP

An Indian worker works amid installed solar panels atop the Narmada canal at Chandrasan village, about 25 miles from Ahmadabad, India on Thursday. The western Indian state of Gujarat is all set to become the first state in the country to generate solar power through panels mounted on a water body. Generated solar power will be supplied to villages alongside the canal, which will lead to lower transmission losses and also helping to reduce the evaporation of water.

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An Indian worker washes his hands as installed solar panels seen atop the Narmada canal.

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