Upcoming eclipse will darken solar power production in California

California relies more on solar energy than any other state in the union.

So what happens if the sun doesn’t shine?

That answer will come Aug. 21 when a solar eclipse will cast its shadow over the usually Golden State. It will hit late in the morning during peak solar production time on what normally is one of the hottest days of the year.

Last year, California’s solar facilities — from tiny rooftop units to giant desert plants — generated enough electricity to power about 4.7 million homes, according to an industry association. Obviously, most of that clean power was generated when the sun is high.

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