First, thank you for your money (I get 80.2c per kWh because I'm a solar generator in Ontario). I pay about 20c per kWh of the grid so about a 4x subsidy. Cost of installation and the corresponding feed in tariff have gone down a bunch though and since it is a silicon tech I suspect it will keep improving for a while (there is a lot of power needed to make the material though). We might get to the point where a solar install isn't paid much a premium over other forms (which still might be a net win when you consider I don't get union salary, pension and benefits, I have to pay for the maintenance and the land it sits on etc).
I guess it all depends on how you live and with how many people. I only have myself and a boarder in my house. But my bill is usually around $110 or so a month, similar sized house (1500sqft I think, not counting basement). I generally only have a light on and a computer/TV on in the room I'm in. I don't leave lights on anywhere else in the house, he pretty much does the same thing. We (royal we) tend to use too damn much power. We don't realize how inefficient we are compared to a lot of other places in the world mainly because of our wealth I guess. Example: many of us to save $1 on a pound of chicken so we buy 50lbs of it and now need to keep a deep freeze running. Still might be a net savings but we do turn cheap meat into high electric bill/use. Or a friend coming over "sometime after 7" so we turn a light on and leave it on for hours so "they can see their way to the door" (how these people make it down a sidewalk is beyond me).
Canada (and probably pretty much anywhere else) has lots of areas were we screw ourselves over energy policy. Example Quebec selling power to the US when our prices are high in Ontario, and I might add for years receiving transfer payments from other provinces which helped pay their bills. The provincial government spending pretty much the cost of a power plant in planning, construction, and cancellation fees because they want to buy some votes. Potentially (I realize they are expensive but we have a lot of the stuff) refining our own oil rather than selling it the the US at a steep discount because it is "heavy" not "sweet crude", then getting screwed over when they refuse to allow us to build a pipeline etc.