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European Power Grids Keep Lights on During Solar Eclipse

Electrical grids in Europe claimed success on Friday in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from a 2 1/2-hour eclipse that brought sudden, massive drops in supply. Germany, Europe's biggest economy, at the heart of the event, boasts the world's biggest solar-powered installations, which last year supplied 6 percent of national power requirements. The initial 13 gigawatts (GW) drop in Germany was less than operators had feared and they were able to draw on...

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