It has been a long term goal, one that I was uncertain of when I could actually cross off my to-do list. The cost is high. Even with the rebates that are available through local utilities, there is still the red tape to cut through, and yet, what I found the hardest and the most confusing was dealing with the contractors that sell and install the panels. Ever see the movie Tin Men by Barry Levinson? ;)
I have tumbled through the rough waters of the solar world, so hopefully, your ride will be a smooth one. I will be talking about my experience and what I learned and providing you with some tips.
Lots of new info to absorb, it's not complicated, although it sure does seem that way...
Luckily, I was put in touch with a solar contractor that does things right; he doesn't feel he has to shade the truth, nor was he in a rush to get the contract signed—unlike the other Tin, ahem, Crystalline Men, I encountered.
Michael Campbell is the owner of RA Power & Light (shown here giving me a cauliflower ear by downloading his extensive knowledge of alternative energy), is now known as My Solar Guy. He was dropped in my lap by one of my guardian angels, my friend Gregg.
Long story short, generating solar power is a reality for California Baby, and I'm happy.