At the crux of the issue, the capitalistic and regulatory models established to ensure stable electricity supply to homeowners have resulted in a bias against new energy generation models. Installing rooftop solar on a home eliminates or drastically reduces the need for a utility to generate power for that home. These home also have the potential to feed power back into the grid, making the integration of rooftop solar into the grid more challenging for utilities.
In short, rooftop solar at scale upends the centralized generation model of most utilities. It represents competition and in capitalism, competition only exists to be crushed.
In this case, rooftop solar power generation not only competes directly with utility power generation, it ushers in the ability to generate zero emission power where it is used. The world needs to quickly decarbonize if it is to have any hope of averting some of the worst impacts of climate change. Human activity has pumped massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and that’s warming the planet. Generating power locally with rooftop solar is a very practical, affordable step homeowners can take to reduce their carbon footprint.cleantechnica Jonathan Scott Unpacks The Fight For Residential Solar In Revealing New Documentary