I have a friend in California that is remodeling here house. Her husband and her have decided to not just change the appearance of their home but also make it more green or ecologically cleaner. They are many things they needed to learn one of which is to figure out how solar power systems work. They are interested in solar power as it does not just save on the electrical bills but also makes them way less dependent on others.
Having been raised in the Philippines where there is many brown outs, having a steady and independent source of power is a great thing. Julie, my friend lives in San Diego and got lucky to see commercials for a local solar company on her TV. Well they have found the right company and have the funds ready so within the next week they will have their solar power installed. Going off the electrical grid is a great alternative.