Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

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Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants.With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the grid in many places — the amount of electricity being generated is outstripping demand during certain…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Electric vehicles gradually spark Valley interest. Will powering up be a problem?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Electric vehicles gradually spark Valley interest. Will powering up be a problem?

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There are fewer than 5,000 automobiles in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties that are powered primarily by electricity – either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles that get their charge from a cord and an outlet rather than a hose and a gas pump. And despite what auto dealers say is growing popularity among customers,…