To me the question was not whether solar or not, but when and with which company. We had a PV system on our previous house and loved it. Unfortunately, the company who installed it went out of business. So I went back to shopping around, both using referrals and the internet. I got three quotes and Real Goods Solar had the best pricing for a purchase (I never really inquired about their lease options). The sales rep Mike Symmes seemed to be knowledgeable and was the only person who did not try to bad-mouth other companies or their products, which always comes across as suspicious to me. If you are thinking about going solar but hesitate, please give yourself a push. We can move away from coal and nuclear power plants; there just needs to be a strong enough commitment from everybody.