solar eclipse Calif. Electric Grid Prepares For Loss Of Solar Power During Eclipse By Amy Quinton • Aug 11, 2017 commons.wikimedia.org On August 21, the U.S. will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. While Californians will only see a partial eclipse, the rare event will darken skies and challenge the electric grid. Amy Quinton reports. Solar Eclipse Next Month Could Disrupt Calif. Solar Power By Ken Vincent • Jun 26, 2017 Wikipedia Authorities who oversee California's electric grid are warning of a possible disruption in electricity delivery when a solar eclipse takes place next month. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.