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Energy & Water Balance Research


Remote / Klamath Falls, OR

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The project: Produce a desktop analysis of the soil and water benefit of strategic shading with solar panels in arid or desertified land. Specifics: RUTE SUNTRACKER's 400 square foot Blumes stand 10-ft above the ground allowing for dual use on cattle rangeland.

Ideal Location - Klamath Falls, Oregon: a quantitative assessment of cattle pasture production and inputs, irrigation water, soil moisture, and sun heat. How much water would be saved for Klamath Salmon with a high-clearance PV array. Using published studies combined with new energy and water balance calculations, can we quantify the shade increase the production of nutrients, soil moisture, and overall soil fertility?

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