This article show an important true solar installation can help homeowners to reduce their bills. http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Homeowners_Say_Solar_Energy_Better_Investment_than_Home_Renovation_or_Car_Purchase_999.html
Solar is one of the few options where homeowners can make a dent in their electrical bill. In this article the installations of solar panels is compared with home renovations and with buying a car. The solar wins by far being the only one that help the budget of the family. I want to add that the solar investment is very low maintenance being made by nonmoving parts.
I am a contractor in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. I can tackle any residential project big or small. One advantage is even if we perform a small renovation, we keep in mind the whole house. Please feel free to ask any question