I'll even do the install on my home myself. give me 30 monocrystalline current tech 300 watt panels. 9000 Watt Hour will reduce my carbon footprint dramatically, in fact I will use a syncing inverter that will push my excess power back to the grid so that my neighbors can benefit from it.
No it doesn't cost the power company anything.
What are you talking about it sounds like they just lost a customer and gained another competitor.