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3 Models That Could Help Utilities Make Money From Solar Energy

March 3, 2014 by Martin LaMonica

When the world wide web first came onto the scene, the dominant supplier of proprietary software, Microsoft, was forced to adopt the internet to stay relevant. Could there be a lesson here for utilities grappling with the disruptive nature of distributed technologies like solar?[read more]

Street Fight: LED Street Lighting, the Newest Challenge to Old Utility Business Models

December 5, 2013 by Dan Cross-Call

A lot is being said about various threats to the electric utility business model. At their root, many of those threats are really a fundamental misalignment between utilities’ revenue model and their customers’ own financial needs and service preferences.[read more]