According to Forecasts by Bloomberg, more than 9,000 Megawatts of Solar Power within the United States May Go Down
The upcoming solar eclipse is making waves before the event happens on August 21.
It is clear that the moon will block the sun for a period of time that day, but it is unclear how much solar power that will decrease over the day.
A recent study by Bloomberg shows that close to 7 million homes would not be able to run on the 9,000 megawatts that may be unavailable during the solar eclipse for solar power consumers.
The decrease in production will impact homeowners that consume and work with solar power.
Depending on what part of the world you live in will influence your view on solar power.
Bloomberg also reports that California relies on 40 percent of solar energy to power their state on peak days.
It is clear that solar eclipses are rare, and overall a non-threat to the solar power industry.
That being said, it is also important to develop methods to retain and manage solar power energy to balance with solar eclipses, as well as cloud coverage.
The trend overall for solar and wind power is growing each year. Wind energy is still more popular in the United States in comparison to solar energy, but solar is catching up fast in 2017 as the price for the technology continues to drop.