As much as we would love to outfit our roof with solar panels, it's just too much of an upfront investment. With retailers like Ikea getting into the solar panel game though, we would expect the price to come down dramatically.....eventually. In the mean time, Connecticut has a nice approach that could get you set up for solar now.
Rather than foot the approximately $30,000 bill up front, if you are in the right income bracket you can get the panels installed for free and pay a monthly fee of $120. Solar power for you and monthly income for the State. Here's hoping that this catches on not just in Connecticut, but all over North America.