The harsh reality of climate change and its effects has forced world organizations, non-government organizations, the corporate world, and private individuals to seek cleaner and renewable sources of energy. Solar energy is one of the sources that is currently being investigated and is already in place in countries such as US, Europe, China, and Africa. The paper aims to study the solar power in terms of its usage, the audience which can benefit from solar power, the costs of installation and the incentives provided particularly by the US states, for using solar power.