Okay, so you believe in the century+ old regulated utility model. I'll get that; so we're not likely to agree on much.
As someone who learned in MD, PA, NJ and DE how solar is creating new jobs, creating new tax revenues for states and local jurisdications AND helping homeowners and businesses reduce their peak power costs with their own solar systems, I say there should be a market that makes solar a realistic option. In Virginia it's not yet.
Dominion Virginia Power and Appalachian Power are wary of how attractive that option may soon be because they're working to pass or raise "standby" charges on solar system owners, with no consideration how especially peak weekday stress on the grid is reduced by solar.
If Dominion gets its way with its latest request to raise rates 4% due to their growing exposure to natural gas fuel costs, that rate advantage might not be such a good deal. Of course, there is no such risk with solar, whose costs will continue to decline.
If we deleted all the tax benefits of fossil fuels and scrapped those for renewables sources of power, choices in the marketplace would align with both a state's and the nation's economic and environmental goals.
What is it that you do for a living? Are you a utility ratepayer in Virginia (as I am)? Have you communicated with lawmakers in the VA General Assembly about solar (as I have)? Have you testified before the State Corporation Commission (as many of my colleagues have)? If so, please share any live links.