i would hope so... if you can figure out how to get the equipment. but you know if you hook it up into the live system thats currently being fed into your house from the power company, and you expect them to take care of it for you, their gonna want you to pay for maintenance. we had a hot water heater hooked up directly to the solar panel here, and it only used the electricity to heat one tank at a time when it broke, which was like after every hurricane, yeah problem with glass (but that was only once a year). but now adays there are many different ways to produce electricity with solar power. there are titanium type paints that can transfer the energy to bateries for charging. and you gotta love the little walkway lights that dont need and wires at all...those are cool, and the company can't charge you at all for that. give it some more time if you cant afford it now, eventually (unless we come up with some awesome energy answer) all that kind of equipment (no wires, just tons and tons of silent rechargable batteries, no powerlines - maybe a few ethonol powered backup generators) will be very affordable, maybe even city / county / state regulation type thing as well, then you really shouldnt have to pay at all, just the post maintenance and maybe, maybe not, for the repair, depending on whether or not it was something that was voted upon or decided by the environmental powers. fha, fda, epa, ect.
before any of that happens i kinda wanna figure out a way to run batery chargin of a combination of magnet generators (permanent, so i dont need to waste e- running them) and excersize equipment turning kinetic into potential e-. (oh, e- = energy, electrons)
self, and various classes from education.