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US: SolarCity sues Arizona over solar anti-competitive practices

 |  March 3, 2015

The solar financier and installer chaired by Elon Musk, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court claiming that the Arizona utility Salt River Project is using anti-competitive practices to maintain a monopoly around energy and solar power and unfairly block competition.

The action is the latest in a protracted battle between rooftop solar companies and Arizona utilities over how traditional power providers will preserve revenue as larger numbers of customers go solar and pay less to their local utilities.

The lawsuit, filed in Arizona federal court, accuses the utility of violating antitrust laws, saying SRP is trying to “destroy the competitive threat” from solar installers.


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