Yes, many large scale solar farms are actually solar water heating areas, heating water through the use of the sun to create steam and run turbines. This becomes a very pertinent issue in areas with dry climates and low water tables – which often have high solar access and as a result attract the solar companies.
The cited article discusses one such ramification in Nevada
But the counter point is that the solar farms often have a closed loop water system, so the water is constantly being reused, instead of wasted.
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