My wife and I are retired and live in West Covina, CA. Our electricity bills were getting out of hand. It felt like the utility was robbing me of my retirement funds. I noticed every year my bill kept getting higher and higher. I had heard about solar but didn’t think I could afford it until a friend of mine mentioned he had gone solar with Real Goods. He couldn’t stop talking about how low his bill was and that he got solar for $0 upfront cost. My electric bill is only a fraction of what it used to be and now I can afford to keep my house cool in the summer.