08 Mar '12, 4pm

Solar Storms Could Disrupt Power Grid

Geomagnetic storms are triggered by the solar wind of charged particles from a solar eruption which create fields that interfere with the Earth's own magnetic fields. In turn, this can induce low frequency currents in the power grid network, and these currents have the potential to damage the high voltage transformers that are central to power transmission over the grid.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/solar-power/3719-solar-storms-coul...

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