The New York Times
HOLMDEL, N.J. - Jay Nuzzi, a New Jersey state trooper, had put off installing solar panels on his home here for years, deterred by the $70,000 it could cost. Then on a trip to Home Depot, he stumbled across a booth for Roof Diagnostics, which offered him a solar system at a price he couldn't refuse: free.
Mr. Nuzzi had to sign a 20-year contract to buy electricity generated by the roof panels, which he would not own. But the rates were well below what he was paying to the local utility. "It's no cost to the homeowner ? how do you turn it down?" Mr. Nuzzi said on a recent overcast morning as a crew attached 41 shiny black modules to his roof. "It was a no-brainer."