"Two reasons drove our decision to install a PV system; Cost and carbon foot print.  The leasing options provide a more affordable way of obtaining a PV system. This allows us to reduce our monthly electric costs. Notwithstanding is a need to be environmental friendly and our effort to reduce our carbon foot print by harvesting energy from the sun.  The leasing option is GREAT financial option, not to mention the reduced electric cost.  I also enjoy the net metering function and the ability to track our electric consumption and solar power production."  Besides being excited about their new solar system, this family also tries to be as sustainable as possible by driving a Prius.