If the utility is paying the residential retail rate for extra solar power generated during the peak usage times of the day, how is this going to create higher rates for the rest of the ratepayers? What a fetid load of crap. PG&E doesn't have to file an EIR, go to court to defend a project or install a new power corridor when people put solar PV on their roofs. The extra power generated goes right next door or across the street to the neighbor's house. With 65,000 customers using solar PV to generate power, that's somewhere around 235MW peak power each day that PG&E DOESN'T have to supply to their customers. Customer's systems are maintained by the customer. If it breaks, the customer will either fix it or go back to using PG&E power 24/7. How does PG&E lose on this proposition?