Now that our clocks have sprung forward, we can look forward to seeing more sun. With that in mind, we'd like to point out that going solar at home is a movement that's gathering momentum nationwide. But before you invest in solar power for your house, learn the basics. This week's tips will get you started.
Tip #1: Get Refunded
Going solar at home can be a pricey investment; a 1-kilowatt home system goes for roughly $10,000. But don't write off your solar dreams just yet: Plenty of rebate programs (they vary from state to state) can alleviate the initial financial pain. California , for example, just approved $350 million in solar water-heater rebates
— and that doesn't include the 30 percent tax rebate the federal government provides.