How the solar eclipse will affect the state's power grid

Tourists are not the only ones thinking about this month's solar eclipse. Solar power companies are also getting ready.

It's the most anticipated natural phenomenon in a generation, and solar energy plants are preparing for this month's eclipse.

States like California stand to lose 4.2 gigawatts during Monday's eclipse, which is equivalent to power used by 4.2 million homes.

The moon will block the sun for a maximum of two minutes and 40 seconds. Experts say there's little cause for concern. 

Solar energy is responsible for about one-point-four percent of the total u-s electrical generation.  Around 1.4 million people rely on solar power in the United States.