Posts Tagged ‘Eclipse’

Maryville College taking a closer look at data from total solar eclipse

The moon totally covered the sun for just 97 seconds in Maryville on Aug. 21, but analyzing the data gathered that day continues. A team at Maryville College led by physics lecturer Irene Guerinot set up sensors on the sidelines of the football field and took measurements that afternoon from 12:30 – 4:15 p.m. Temperatures […]

Power providers prepared for eclipse

When the moon passes in front of the sun during today's eclipse, California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation's solar power. View […]

In a Rare Eclipse, Gas Will See Its Future as Solar’s Backup

Natural gas is about to get a glimpse of its future role in the U.S. power mix as solar energy's backup. During the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse, operators of giant solar fields from California to the Carolinas will cede market share to fast-start natural gas generators as well as hydroelectric plants and other sources to […]