Prices will continue to come down over time. In the US, the federal tax credit is set to expire at the end of 2016, which gives you effectively a 30% rebate if you owe enough income taxes at the end of the year. It is very unlikely that costs will drop 30% in that time frame given how much they have come down recently.
So, my advice to folks asking is to buy now. You have to also think about it this way – delaying purchasing means you are also delaying the savings on your utility bill.
A 5kW system can easily generate 7500 kWh in a year, which at a rate of $0.13/kWh, saves you nearly $1000 a year. In California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, etc, the savings will be significantly more – perhaps 50-100% more. So, you need to ask yourself – are prices going to drop more or less than $1000 a year (or whatever my annual savings is) on this system? If you think it is less, then it definitely makes sense to buy now. I think it’s going to be less for the next few years, particularly if/when the federal tax credit expires.