This homeowner decided to make the switch to solar power for environmental reasons.  They are overall very interested in sustainability and they "like knowing that we are generating energy from the sun and saving carbon dioxide."  The family also employs water conservation: "we have a 1,000-gallon rainwater cistern, four 50-gallon rain barrels, a tankless hot water heater, water-conserving earthworks and are soon getting a curb cutout."  For them, "Solar power is the wave of the future, we hope!"