We moved to the desert 4 years ago and were interested in solar, because of the abundance of sunshine. As more and more neighbors have installed solar, we decided it was time to begin checking out the details. We contacted Mike Symmes at Real Goods, after being referred by a neighbor. We spoke with 5 other companies, but found that Real Goods proposed the system that would meet our needs for the best price. Additionally, we have found Mike to be personable, professional, responsive and prepared. We are very much looking forward to our installation and to becoming more green in how we meet our energy needs.