27 Jun '17, 5pm

Study shows that electric cars could help kill the duck

Study shows that electric cars could help kill the duck

Study shows that electric cars could help kill the duck Treehugger has previously written about how Tesla kills the duck with big batteries , describing the “duck curve” where solar panels produce more power than is needed during the day, and standby power is needed in the evening when demand is high and the sun goes down. In California in particular, this creates a situation where there is way more electricity being produced by renewables than can actually be used during the day, but there is still a requirement for peaker power plants to generate power needed at the peak evening times when people come home and crank up the air conditioning. © If it looks like a duck ... (Photo: California ISO) Some have worried that electric cars might make the problem worse because of the additional demand; as John Higham describes it on Inside EVs, One criticism about Electric Vehicles...

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