My solar energy system is almost ready to go live at my home, and I'm excited to transition to a more environmentally friendly power source — that will save me tons of money in the long run, too.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team from RCL Solar. This South Jersey family business has 22 years of solar experience and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and it's easy to see why. I can honestly say that they answered all my questions without skirting the issues and worked hard to educate me, as the customer, on all my options.

I decided to buy my solar panels to take advantage of a 26 percent federal tax credit. I'll be able to return a profit by selling my renewable energy credits back to the utility for the next 15 years.

But, if you are thinking of leasing your solar equipment, you'll pay no money down and only pay a fixed monthly fee that's a fraction of your present electric bill for the next 25 years.

You may have heard about some solar companies with shady practices, who don't deliver on their promises. By contrast, RCL Solar doesn't play games with the tax credits or savings information and will honestly tell a customer upfront if solar just won't work for their home in the particular configuration they want.

In addition, there is a limit on the number of customers in one area who can have solar systems, and RCL Solar will help you figure out if you fall into an area where it's no longer available.

So if you're curious about how a solar system can improve your home, call RCL Solar at 856-339-4014 or visit them online at rclsolar.com. My solar system is just days away from going live, and I couldn't be more satisfied with their work.