The Kimball family chose to install solar on their home because of the great financial savings they would receive and because the solar benefits the home by raising the resale value of the house.  The best features of the system are "the money I'm saving and the positive impact on the environment."  Solar isn't the only way this family is saving the environment; in order to reduce the amount of electricity they use, the family switched from conventional light bulbs to energy saving ones, reducing their impact even further.  According to the homeowner, "Solar is a great addition to my home and a wonderful asset to my community."