George Musser, a physics editor at Scientific American, has dreamed of powering his home with solar panels ever since he was a little boy. And now he does! In New Jersey, no less.

Reader support helps sustain our work. Donate today to keep our climate news free.

His story is a part of Beyond the Light Switch, a totally rad documentary filmed by Detroit Public Television that criss-crosses the country to look at the future of energy. More clips from the show, which is airing all over the U.S. throughout the month of April:

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Full disclosure: I know a lot of people involved in this documentary and am terribly, terribly biased in its favor.