"Solar duck curve" by Marta Victoria is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Duck Curve & Solutions For It

In the US, the “duck curve” is a California phenomena. It’s a change to the legacy way of operating generation on the grid. The last time there was a signifiant change, and all of this was predicted long before it happened, there was too much solar during the middle of … [continued]

Credit: AndySproles/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Grid-Forming Inverter Models Help Utilities Plan for a Renewable Future

Now available in utilities’ everyday simulation tools, new models will help simulate how grid-forming inverters will enhance power grid stability Integrating renewable energy into the nation’s power grid isn’t as simple as plugging in a wind or solar power plant or energy storage facility—these resources produce direct current, while the … [continued]

How Long Before Gas Cars Find Themselves in This State? Photo by Fritz Hasler | CleanTechnica.

Are We Seeing A Last Gasp From Oil Lovers & Apologists?

A few recent trends got me thinking that we might be seeing a “last gasp” for oil lovers and apologists as they try to cling onto their oil-related wealth and cultural inertia. I’ll give the most credit to a comment from a reader, Tom Storey, under a recent article of … [continued]

A large volcano in the distance is surrounded by city districts. Sid Meier's Civilization VI Gathering Storm image from official Civilization VI site.

Civilization VII Climate Features

It took me 4 years to get a score victory in Civilization VI (Civ VI). I noticed the extensive climate features in Civilization VI while playing. Civilization VII is poised to come out next year. This led me to wonder what new climate features Civilization VII will add that Civilization … [continued]

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Joe Legros, Public Domain

America Is Better Than This

It’s no secret that many of us here at CleanTechnica are deeply concerned about the potential reelection of Donald Trump. Just from a clean technology perspective, his hostility towards everything from solar panels to supposedly carcinogenic wind turbines to electric vehicles is no secret. For those of us who want … [continued]

Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer Pro S. Image from VW.

Long-Distance Volkswagen ID.7, Japan Post Orders 3,000 (More) Minicab Electric Vehicles — Cleantech News Roundup

Japan Post is not a newcomer to the notion of using electric vehicles (EVs) to save money as well as the environment. Mitsubishi supplied the Japan Post with electric vehicles (EVs) roughly 11 years ago — 5,000 Minicab-MiEVs, the Minicab EV’s precursor. Now, a fresh Mitsubishi Motors order has been … [continued]