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Future of Panama Canal could rest on going green

Monday, December 11, 2017

The future of the Panama Canal in the face of accelerating climate change may depend on innovative green initiatives including floating solar panels.

A solar project has a minimum life of 25 years, which means that the strip of land where the solar panels are installed will be unusable for anything else  all that time, the administrator of energy efficiency of the waterway, Urho Gonzal, told Efe.

In addition, he said, the installation of solar parks often involves logging, a practice that would endanger the watershed of the canal.

Source: Newsroom Panama