As Solar Installations Soar, Utilities Confront Distributed Renewable Power

Posted by Mike Confino, January 18, 2015

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As electric-car sales continue to grow, major changes are expected to come to the electricity infrastructure used to power them.

As solar cells become more affordable, utility companies must ponder the impact of a larger portion of U.S. homes and businesses that either disconnect from the grid or buy only a fraction of their previous electricity consumption.

While potentially beneficial to the environment, this “distributed generation” model threatens the way utilities have done business for over 100 years.

via As Solar Installations Soar, Utilities Confront Distributed Renewable Power.

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