Why isn’t Arizona the number one location in the United States with solar installations? It seems odd in a state where we have sunshine most every day of the year; we still have very few roofs sporting the very fashionable solar panels. Why? In the past, the price of residential solar installation was just not affordable. With the recent introduction of Federal and State Tax Credits and rebates from utility companies, solar for your homes is starting to make good financial sense. More and more home owners are now understanding the value proposition of going green with solar versus the investment. Yet, many consumers are still waiting for better rebates, which in the Phoenix metro area are unlikely since both APS and SRP just lowered their rebate amounts in early 2010. Consumers also are waiting for the efficiency to get better. Those consumers could be in for a long wait. While, it is true that solar panels are becoming more efficient, their has been no significant improvement in efficiency over the last decade. Any finally, many consumers believe that just like other new technologies, the price of a solar installation is going to go down. That is a possibility, but the question is when, if, and by how much. You can move towards energy independence today with the installation of solar on your home and take advantage of the current tax credits and utility rebates. Why not now?