I found an interesting site today that checks with the weather gods in your area to find out if solar power would work in your area. I live in a cloudy area so I wasn’t sure but I put in my details and it came up with a rating of “good”. “Good” isn’t actually all that wonderful. It was about halfway on their scale but doable for part of my energy needs. The program then helps calculate cost. It actually isn’t very good at that. It quoted me $99,000 for my system. Solar is expensive but not that expense. You can also find links to contractors in your area. (One’s automated system quoted me much less than $99,000). Fun to play with and see what would work for you.