We've been debating going solar a long time. Old house wasnt really setup for it with many tall trees covering the south roof with shade. New home is wide open for home and garage. With the tax credits going away soon and net metering possibly expiring here in SC unless locked in we decided to take the plunge. Installed 38 panels on our detached garage (15kWh system).
This was a month and a half ago.
SC has had record rainfall all 2019. Last I looked we were 12" above normal for the year already. Lots of clouds, lots of rain. But - it is spring time so we are not using our AC yet and no longer really need the heat pumps either so usage is down.
We just got our first bill from Duke today. $8.95 which is 100% admin fees! We actually made more than we used even with all the clouds so that goes into our credit bank at Duke for when we do use more power. Charged for $0 for electricity.
Also got both our Fed and State tax credits approved by our CPA so that will cover 55% of our system costs.
So far I am very happy we made the decision!