Did we get into the solar business to save the world? No. Actually, we just wanted independence. Home. Family. Health. Beauty. And time to enjoy them. We wanted the chance to build a home on land we could afford, instead of being trapped by a mortgage that would add cost to and dictate what style of house we could build. We wanted to be able to live on one income, so that Ellen could stay home with our kids. We wanted clean air and pure water and to grow our own fruit and vegetables.