Solar Power at Home Saves Money

Solar panels fixed on the rooftop of a house

Barry Floyd of Elkhart, Ind. loves his pool, but not the electric bills that come with it, or the cost of the utilities that he and his family rack up in the other parts of their home. So he's looking into solar power. "I am in the process of pricing and planning to install some [solar panels]," says Floyd. "I heard lot of bad things and not much good. I wanna hear some good stories."

Here is the good news that Floyd has been searching for: There are a growing number of resources for homeowners interested in investigating the costs and benefits of solar power.

And here is the even better news: Beyond the benefits of solar power saving the environment, solar power will save you money.