German power grids braced for solar eclipse

March 20, 2015 9:15 AM

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German electrical grids were bracing for an unprecedented task early on Friday ahead of a 2-1/2-hour solar eclipse that will bring sudden, massive drops and additions in solar power supply at the start and end of the event.

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, boasts the world's biggest solar-powered installations, which last year supplied 6 percent of national power requirements.

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