"We were looking to lessen our impact on the environment – decrease our carbon footprint, if you will – and make use of the extraordinary number of sunny days here in Southern Arizona.  I love how low-impact the power generation is, and the fantastic tools available for me to use in order to pay attention to how my system is operating (and how I can tweak my usage to make the most of my generation)."  This homeowner currently does not have any other renewable technologies in place at their home, but they intend to install solar hot water soon. “Solar power is a no brainer in Southern Arizona."