It is truly stupid. My power company can buy clean and reliable power anytime they need to for about 4 cents per kWh. Buying solar from a homeowner costs them retail price, about 12 cents, it’s unreliable and not available when it is actually needed (evening hours).
You may have missed the point.
Overall they use MORE than the solar energy they generate even if they sell some during peak summer daylight hours.
So they have to net buy some electric off the grid.
But the state mandates that the power company gives the solar panel owners $$$ so they pay zero for it.
You know where the companies get the $$. The goal is to use our $$$ to lure us into buying them, O Malley has 2016 plans.