I see now that PG&E has resorted to turning off the electric to avoid the lines from starting these fires. I also am well aware that California is highly invested in both wind and solar power as alternatives. So now the question becomes, How is that working out for all those folks who installed solar panel setups on or around their properties when the power company shuts down the entire grid? To be sure there are a very scant few who have both solar arrays plus large battery storage systems for the power they produce. This means when the grid shuts down any power produced by the panels or the wind turbines is also shut down and going to waste. Your solar home still requires a standby fossil fuel generator to provide electricity during a power outage and the solar becomes useless if the power company turns off the grid. During our last long duration outage I went up to check on the propane generator that was running at full till and happened to check the solar panel control center. Both of the switch panels were reading 240 volts of solar electricity being produced yet not one of those volts could be harnessed to run the house during the off grid power outage. Both panels just sat producing wonderful and free electricity from the sun but both control boxes were in the Disconnected mode meaning none of that electricity was going to the power company or to the house so in other words it was going nowhere.