- Published: July 14, 2013
- Written by Amanda H. Miller
Editor's note: This is the third post in a three-part series
Traditional utility companies know there is a looming threat to their business model in distributed solar energy generation.
The Edison Electric Institute, a utility trade group, has acknowledged similarities between its current position and the crossroads that the telecommunications industry stood at a decade ago. Telephone companies, like Bell Atlantic which evolved into Verizon, thrived after making the switch to an increasingly popular technology that better adapted to the way people's lifestyles
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