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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

August 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Power companies threatened by solar energy

Utilities need to move with the times

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory engineers Richard Zheng, Dustin Caldwell, Paul Humble, Chief Engineer Bob Wegeng and engineers Rick Cameron and Brad Fritz are reflected in the dish where their solar booster. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory engineers Richard Zheng, Dustin Caldwell, Paul Humble, Chief Engineer Bob Wegeng and engineers Rick Cameron and Brad Fritz are reflected in the dish where their solar booster. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

My advice for power companies worried about solar power: get over it, get a new business model, or get out. [“Solar customers costing us, utilities say,” Business, July 31.]

Buggy manufacturers had a similar response when automobiles first hit the scene. It is time to join the 21st century.

New energy technologies are not just novel, they are necessary for the survival of the planet and her inhabitants.

Bob Barnes, Seattle

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