Category : Alternative Energy
We will be experiencing an unusual phenomenon tomorrow, an Annular Solar Eclipse.
What is a solar eclipse or an Annular eclipse. Let’s go to Wikipedia for answers.
” A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres wide.”
This eclipse should last ten minutes or less and you should be able to observe it. Look out for it at about 9:01 AM.
For people with battery based solar installations it will be a little blip, a 30% drop and an over 70% spike in production is estimated. For larger systems (utility scale) it might be an issue if there is no means (storage) by which to absorb the drop.
Wear protective lenses and enjoy nature’s magnificence.