Thanks for all the input on this solar thread. I finally pulled the trigger on a solar system. After a lot of research and a few calls to different solar providers I settled for the Renogy 500 Watt 12 Volt Eclipse Solar Premium Kit (on sale this weekend)
500 Watt 12 Volt Eclipse Solar Premium Kit
I made several calls to Renogy over the past weeks as well to a few other solar providers. They were very helpful. I found many u tube comparisons and the results for Renogy were favorable, also they are local to me and shipping was free. They delivered the kit in 1 day and everything needed for the install was in the kit. As far as pricing, solar seems to be all over the board, but the product seems to be much the same. Some panels produced more output and were priced less than others. ????
I am having the install done. (The DW does not want me on the roof any longer) The install should be fairly straight forward and easy to do. I will post on results when project is finished.