On August 21, 2017, between 9:00AM and 11:30AM, the sun will be in partial eclipse. What does that mean for California?Our ability to produce solar energy will be slowed as the eclipse begins, and then will slowly resume to normal from around 10:20AM until noon. This is a big deal for our state because, during the eclipse, California’s ability to produce solar will be reduced by 70 percent.
Energy Upgrade California, a state-led customer engagement initiative, asks all Californians to take the pledge to reduce customer demand by avoiding the use of electricity from 9:00AM to 11:30 AM on Eclipse Day.
Here are a few ideas on how to save energy during the eclipse, and all year round:
Turn the thermostat up
Turn off or dim lights
Use cold water only
Hold off on laundry
Charge the phones earlier
Turn off power strips
To take the pledge and for more ideas on how to save energy during the eclipse, visit: www.CalEclipse.org