As more and more houses put solar panels on their rooftops, the utilities are forced to increase their prices - driving more people to put panels on their rooftops. This is the solar power / big utilities death spiral and this is why PG&E killed CA-SB 843.
You see, one of my problems with living in silicon valley is that housing is waay out of my reach. I've been renting for years and will be for the foreseeable future.
But, you know, I want a piece of the renewable energy pie. I want my electricity to come from the sun or from wind or from water. This is where this legislature comes in to play.
With these laws enacted, it will at least be possible for a group of people to collectively own a farm of solar panels and then use the revenue from that power to offset their local power usage. Renters, are you listening?