The Solar River project is an unsolicited research proposal that covers and powers the 336 mile long CAP canal in Arizona. The Central Arizona Project canal is the lifeblood to the two major Arizona cities Phoenix and Tucson. It charges the city aquifers and irrigates the agriculture of the entire region with water pumped uphill from the Colorado River. Currently it is powered by the largest and most polluting coal power plant in the USA, the Navajo Generation Station. We aim to power the river with renewable solar power instead of global warming causing coal power. The project also leverages Arizona state land, BLM, and other already controlled lands thus allowing for automatic egress and already improved sites. This plan would save tens of thousands of acres of virgin desert landscape from being bulldozed as compared to a typical solar utility of similar size. Currently we are working with GIS data, and solar analysis tools to calibrate the system. One major challenge is retaining access to the Canal for maintenance and repair operations, which has stalled similar studies by the Bureau of Reclamation.