Solar energy used to be pricey, but with advances in technology and the growth of the industry, as well as with with state and federal incentives and innovative financing programs, solar is now a much more affordable energy option.
Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility. However, you can reduce, or even cut the amount you owe to $0, with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.
If you own your solar energy system, your solar house will sell at a premium: studies have shown that solar increases property values. However, if you lease your system, that is not the case.