My state (NJ) is offering rebates of $1.75 per solar watt installed up to 10000 watts ($17,500 max) Feds are giving 30% tax credit (approximately $18,000 after state rebate is subtracted), utilities in NJ are forced to purchase SRECs to show they are complying with regulations to use green energy sources. These are at current market values of $680 per 1000 kWh solar electricity produced they will be issued for 15 years (a system can produce electricity 6.5 hours a day in my area so 10 kWh will produce about 23 SRECs a year or about $15,640 a year at current market value). Solar is a home improvement that is exempt from property taxes in my state. All the incentives add up to paying off the investment in just a few years not even counting the electricity saved. My wife and I are considering installing a grid tied system of somewhere between 6.5 and 10 kW (cost will probably be between $60,000 and $80,000). What do you think, is now a good time to go solar?