IN THE DARK: Total Solar Eclipse In August May Cause Massive Loss Of Solar Power Across U.S.

Ah, technology is great until it isn’t.

That beautiful solar power energy that liberals tout as perfect will show flaws come August.

According to The Daily Wire:

…[O]n August 21, a solar eclipse will throw a shadow over a 70-mile-wide path crossing from Oregon to South Carolina, that may cause a loss of 9,000 megawatts of solar power, the rough equivalent of nine nuclear reactors.

On Thursday, PJM Interconnection LLC, which supervises the nation’s largest power grid covering parts of the eastern U.S., estimated as much as 2,500 megawatts of solar generation could be lost August 21 between 1:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. North Carolina and New Jersey may be especially hard hit.

According to NASA, the last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. Tom DiCapua, managing director at Con Edison Energy in Valhalla, New York, warned, “If it is sunny and all of the sudden the eclipse comes through, there may be a pricing spike in real-time” power trading.

This will be the first time in 99 years that the United States will experience a coast-to-coast eclipse.

If you want to experience the eclipse, you will want to be within the ‘line of totality’ which is 100 miles wide.

Some of the best places to witness the eclipse are Columbia, South Carolina; Madras, Oregon; Nashville, Tennessee; the Great Smoky Mountains; St. Joseph, Missouri; and Casper, Wyoming — to name a few.

Thankfully, for the Earth-loving, solar-power buffs, total solar eclipses are incredibly rare and “recur at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years on average.”