How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

Total solar eclipses have passed over the United States before. The last coast-to-coast one occurred in 1918. In March 1970, a total solar eclipse moved along the southeast coast and nine years later another plunged several northwestern states into darkness. The difference on August 21, … Read more…

Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

On August 21, the first total solar eclipse to darken U.S. skies since 1979 will force utilities from Oregon through South Carolina to rely on contingency plans for an electric grid increasingly powered by the sun, according to a report this week by the Financial Times.

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