Kraken tests algorithm-based EV charging that won’t sink the grid

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 22:53 in Physics & Chemistry

The charging algorithm takes advantage of the cycle of renewable energy. DepositPhotos This story originally featured on Hothouse. Subscribe to the climate newsletter on Substack. Renewable energies have long been criticized for their variability. From brewing your morning coffee or tea to binging Netflix at night, demands for residential power tax the grid most in the mornings and evenings. Meanwhile, renewable wind power peaks in the middle of the night, while solar peaks during the brightest hours of the day.  Powering the legacy grid with gas or oil is relatively straightforward — you get out what you put in. One gallon of gas in is one gallon of gasoline consumed. As we transition to a green grid, the energy industry finds itself in the position of having to solve for these discrete breakdowns and inherent...

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