Money-smart reasons to install solar panels at your home now

Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •

Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally arrived–just as the near-biblical rainfall in their part of the state was finally letting up. The Campbells’ new system will supply nearly all the electricity they need and, besides slashing their