We were in the military and saw how other people live in different countries. We now live in the California High Desert where the sun shines most of the year. We want to help the environment by using solar power for our needs. We started doing our part to help our planet long time ago by purchasing renewable power; in 2001 we purchased a Prius, which we still drive everyday (We saved a lot of money). We have always recycled cans, plastics, metal and other recyclable items. Now solar is our next step to help the environment and hopefully save money. After meeting with 5 other companies, Real Goods Solar seemed to work best for our needs. We are looking forward to the next step with Real Goods Solar which is the installation process. Then on to enjoy the benefits of solar power and help the environment.