Originally Posted by lidspinner
cool.....I have heard the cost of solar is outrageous and takes years to pay off....but why then are people doing it more and more?
I would say it's involved into a fad at this point.
Solar and wind power has intrigued people for decades but they're still not an economical means of power. Traditional means of energy (plus nuclear) are far more concentrated making them more efficient.
I would also say that geothermal is the way to go if you want to reduce power consumption in your home.