Written by Scott Wiater, President and CEO of Maryland-based Standard Solar Posted by Solar Industry Magazine
Although some of the biggest utilities outside of California are still struggling to deal with integrating solar into their portfolios, there are many utilities that get it. Some are large – Duke Energy and Dominion Energy, to name but two. Some are small, such as the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) in Florida and River Falls, Wis., Municipal Utilities. Read more here.
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