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August 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Power companies threatened by solar energy

Utilities need to move with the 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…

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July 31, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Power companies threatened by solar energy

Continue the conversation Diane Cardwell’s article in The Times only tells a fraction of the story of electric utilities and solar customers, but it is a conversation starter. [“Solar customers costing us, utilities say,” Business, July 31.] What is missing? Costs that utilities create that are borne by customers: climate change, heavy-metal pollution, water consumption, water…

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