Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The Eclipse Will Give Us a Glimpse of the Future of Natural Gas

Map shows corridor across U.S. that will see total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Other areas will see partial one.Source: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
Map shows corridor across U.S. that will see total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Other areas will see partial one.Source: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio
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Bloomberg

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 fill the gaps as the sky darkens.

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