Conger’s structures were commissioned by Project Nexus managers Solar AquaGrid and Turlock Irrigation District, based on the company’s successful solar power crossings in India.
Conger’s designs are well-suited to covering narrow and wide canals and the challenges of building over existing access corridors while saving open land for other uses.
“After teaching an environmental design course with Buckminster Fuller at John Denver’s Windstar Foundation, I realized that the inherent efficiency of cable structures combined with solar power was a manifestation of Bucky’s principles of sustainability, renewable energy and doing more with less.” says Steven Conger, CTO/President of Conger Solar Systems.
After the design concepts were patented, Conger Solar Systems designed and built its first live solar panel structure on top of a parking lot in Los Angeles in 2011. Several projects followed, mainly in India, paving the way for India’s Punjab Solar Over Canal project. Designed in 2017 by Conger Solar Systems.