After installation of our solar panels (well, technically we rent them), several neighbors stopped by to talk about them. This prompted our next door neighbors to further investigate and they eventually decided to move forward with solar. And when I got home from work today, this is how the neighborhood looked:
The neighbor's panel installation will continue tomorrow, and then they'll just have to wait for a new electric meter before switching to solar.
I am very happy with our system thus far. Since May 9th, when we were able to turn our system on, our panels have "generated" 916 kWh, which is more than 100 kWh than we have used! The daily output has ranged from 7 kWh (on a day that we got 4" of rain) to 40 kWh. We haven't received an electric bill since going solar, in fact we haven't received a bill since April. I like it!