What Happens to a PV-Powered Country During a Massive Solar Eclipse? We Find Out Tomorrow

Germany Eclipse

The world’s most sun-powered nation is about to encounter an unusual complication: the moon.

When a solar eclipse sweeps across Europe on the morning of March 20th, the moon’s passage in front of the sun will cast a sudden and giant shadow across Germany — a country whose reliance on solar energy is, by international standards, astronomical.

Although Germany is no bigger than the state of Montana, it boasts more than a quarter of all the solar electric capacity installed on earth. Its 1.4 million solar energy systems produce nearly 7 percent of the nation’s electricity. (In the U.S., solar …read more

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