Often when we talk financial freedom, we have to speak in the long term. The decisions you make now can reap great rewards down the road. In that regard, investing in solar power is an absolute no-brainer. The 20-year savings projection for switching to Solar ranges from $7,484 to over $30,000 depending on where you live in the country. It's one of the few true garunteed investments you can make. Regardless of the initial cost (which varies from state to state and country to country) you will save money in the long run.
This is beneficial for a number of reasons, not least of which because it cuts your dependence on the Electrical grid, reduces your carbon footprint, and even allows you to potentially give energy back to the grid in order to ease the burden on the system. They are also relatively easy to install and maintain, especially compared to gasoline generators.