After-effects of the total solar eclipse on solar power capacity

The United States’ power grid passed a test as eclipse reduced solar generation, but the same can’t be said for the stock market.


The August 21st total solar eclipse across North America has been a hot topic in recent days.

The eclipse tested the increasingly solar power reliant U.S electric grid, in a "dress rehearsal" for a future in which intermittent solar sources have a bigger role in the power supply.

In California, where the sun was partially obscured, about 3,400 megawatts of output rapidly disappeared after 9 am Pacific time, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) said.

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