Your deranged rantings are...not even worng. Even the utilities and the petrochemical corps don’t spread this bizarre flavor of FUD you’re spewing, so I have no idea where you’re getting it from.
You seem to be suffering from two basic misconceptions: first, that utilities are too stupid to know how to properly price their services so as to recover all expenses and remain profitable, and, second, that the grid lacks sufficient overnight baseload capacity.
The first I already explained above. SRP, my own local utility, charges $15 / month as a “basic connection fee.” They charge this of all customers, regular and PV alike. Their own literature consistently and repeatedly describes this fee as being for the costs to deliver energy, and that it inludes transmission costs, maintenance, admisitration, and the like.
Secondly, it’s commonly a problem for the utilities that their base generators output too much during off-peak hours. i don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in the Southwest where all the personal solar installations are going up, the peak hours that the utilities sweat over are most emphatically not after sundown — they instead coincide perfectly with the peak output from solar arrays.
You know, there’s a reason SRP, the local utility, paid me several thousand dollars to put this array on my roof. Even as it is, it’s a fantastic deal — for them. In effect, at a time when they’d normally have to pay probably over 10 / kWh themselves to spool up a diesel generator, I not only am not using any electricity (and thus they don’t have to spool up the generator on my behalf), but I’m actually selling them back electricity at all of 3.5 / kWh that they can then turn around and sell to my neighbors for almost three times as much. And they get to claim my facility towards their own green production credits as well!
If ever there were a win-win-win scenario, this is it. I’m getting an effective 8%+ return on my financial investment, not only guaranteed, but guaranteed to only get better with inflation (and especially energy inflation). I also get the peace of mind of knowng that not only will I never have to pay another dime for electricity, I’ll never have to worry about the power getting shut off for nonpayment. The utility wins because of all the financial reasons I’ve already outlined and because they don’t have to spend future capital on generating capacity on my behalf. And society as a whole wins because I’m neither polluting the planet nor using up a finite and rapidly-dwindling precious resource.
Really, anybody who has any sense at all should be jumping on the solar bandwagon right now. The financial deal has never been better. Even if you can’t afford to finance the capital yourself, get a loan. Think of your bank as your power utility for the duration of the loan. Your loan payments will be significantly less than your current utility bills, and you’ll have free energy after it’s paid off. Depending on how you size your system and the particular local incentives involved, even with the extra cost of servicing the loan, you should still make anywhere from 4% - 7% on your investment, and I can’t imagine any financial advisor who would tell you to turn down an opportunity like that in this environment.