We are planning on building in a community where natural gas runs about $1.50 / ccf (total: delivered and taxed) and electric is running about 6 cents / kwh. The electric is from Niagara Falls, NY and so I'm having trouble finding an upside to the going green or cost / pay back of using Geothermal and / or solar systems in the new construction. The lot has a deep pond with continuous feed from surface water. The location is souther tier of western NY (South of Buffalo). Any comments or suggestions?