Hello there solarDwellers:
Just a quick "bringing-to-your-attention" of the following article, which says how Borrego Solar, I believe one of California's leading installers, has completed two projects in Berkeley. From the article:
206 highly efficient Sharp mono-crystalline solar modules line the rooftop of Access Softek's Berkeley headquarters, and provide the electrical power for everything in the building except the company's server room.
Just around the corner, and within eyesight from Access soviet's front entrance, Borrego Solar, Inc. has installed another system of photovoltaic modules atop the contemporary looking complex of three-story condominiums called 'Greenpads'.
Keep your eye skyward. This trend shall just accelerate in 2006,2007 and 2008. 2006-7 because the new Federal tax credits are in effect for solar, and 2008 because the price of silicon should stabilize, go back down again as production catches up with demand.