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Experts: Solar Power Could Soon Pose Economic Threat to Electric Utilities

After decades as an expensive and sometimes impractical source of energy, experts say solar power is finally coming into its own.   Not only has the technology improved the efficiency and cost of solar panels, in some states, rising prices for conventional electricity make solar panels an economical alternative.  But can solar power actually compete with conventional electric utilities?   John Desmarteau waited 10 years before switching to solar, but the retired...

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