Ten years ago, I would say no. However, technology has evolved to be more attractive and productive. With that said, I would still look at solar panel installation from an economic point of view. Right now, systems generally can't pay for themselves without tax credits and other incentives available. Return on investment is very site-specific. You will have to enlist the help of experts to help you make that call.
I think we are getting closer to residential solar to being more than a novelty, but not quite yet. So, for me, right now, in the Chicago area, it's still a no. That may change.
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