Solar as an asset

With the deregulation of energy and the ability to take advantage of net metering, solar is now more affordable than anytime in history.  Consider purchasing a solar system as an investment.  Individuals are seeing 17.5% annual return on investment and this is even bigger for businesses.  This is also a way to offset your tax bill this year.  Instead of paying your taxes, purchase a solar system and receive nice payback.  On a $30,000 system, you get a $9000 tax break.  These numbers are scale-able.