I love reading Inhabitat and reading about all kinds of cool things. One thing that I read on there is about a new bill that allows Californians to sell their excess solar energy use. This is awesome! So if you live in California, have solar and generate more power than what you use then you can take that extra power and sell it. Rachel Arrezona a spokes person for the CA governor said "The bill will help California achieve its renewable energy goals by allowing for increased solar installation, more jobs created and more renewable energy in California,". This is definitely a step in the right direction.
If you are thinking about getting solar and unsure then you should attend the Costa Mesa solar tour where you get to see various homes utilizing solar and get a better understanding of how the systems work. As you can see in the picture (my clients house in Santa Ana), the system does not look over powering. When my client got his installed from Solar City he was happy to see his meter running backwards and his monthly electricity bill shrink.