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  1. #166
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    Default Re: How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities

    Quote Originally Posted by dgbldr View Post


    Interestingly, Sharp bought your outfit (Recurrent Energy) only 4 years ago and has been trying to unload it for the last 2. Can't find that they ever did. There were reports of it being up for sale in 2012 and as of late 2013 it was still up for sale. For less than they paid for it.
    That is interesting, but as I've been saying the renewable energy business, particularly PV solar is changing very quickly recently.

    I did a little google search and Google has aquirred Recurrent energy's western USA portfolio.

    What's really interesting is that Google, comcast and AT&T are getting into the electrical distribution business. They say that where the utilities are refusing to change they are very interested about stepping in with new technology. It's also interesting to note that Google recently bought Nest programable thermostats.

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles...mcast-at-and-t

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    Default Re: How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities

    Quote Originally Posted by dave_k View Post
    It's also interesting to note that Google recently bought Nest programable thermostats.

    Your HVAC all now belong to us; it and your lights will return once you watch these ad's and click through the proper number.
    “I find the curiosity of our men with respect to this animal is pretty much satisfied.”
    ~ Meriwether Lewis

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    Default Re: How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities

    Yes, it's the wild west all over again. These guys figured out that it doesn't matter what you sell, you just need to grab everything you can. Remember when Amazon started a business selling books? I thought, really? Books?

  4. #169
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    Default Re: How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities

    We can't all be rock stars.
    "First we finish the game, then we’ll deal with the Armada!"

    Sir Frances Drake

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