The concept of independence of monolithic (state-owned) utilities is driving ultra right wing groups to support of solar, whereas other conservatives (some sponsored by fossil interest) still loathe at any support for renewables. So much for pro and con solar.
More interesting is that investment bank analysts predict a very serious takeup of solar in the USA and Australia. At the moment the growth is still subsidized but that is a matter of time. As the rice keeps falling solar may become huge. The “utility model” is in trouble, which is discussed in detail in this report.