Solar panels do not need pristine desert to thrive. They do just as well on your rooftop. If you own a rooftop, consider the solar leasing option. Solar City and Sungevity offer rooftop solar panels with no upfront costs to much of the southwestern United States. If you are not ready for rooftop solar, then please turn off lights, TVs, computers and other appliances when you do not need them. Energy efficiency is the best way to cut our dependence on fossil fuels and save wildlands. Change starts in your backyard.