Hi, I just wanted to give a quick highlight to my solar system. Here are the quick facts. 5 panels Self-installed in Phoenix, AZ Power peaks around 1.1 kW in the Summer (I get around 6 sun hours per day) For the most part, this system ensures that I don't take electricity from the grid during peak hours (electricity costs 4 times as much during peak hours - noon to 7 pm) Since my system is "less than 1 kW", I didn't have to get the electrical utility involved Link to system https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/pv/public_systems/FEgw253946#.WKoehE3pEuQ There is a photo of the system at the website link. If anybody in the Phoenix area would like to self-install their solar system, please let me know and I'll help you out. It's a lot easier than you think and you spend about half of what the solar companies will charge.