This subject interests me..
We have been toying with the idea of going off grid, or at least get that stinking electric meter spinning backwards, and I've done a bit of research on the matter but I'm nowhere near as far along as y'all..
I was thinking a combination of solar panels on the roof and a 30 foot windmill (we're already getting one to aerate the pond mechanically), and windmills don't look out of place on a farm (especially around here).
Ideas? We got pretty much a mix of sun/wind. The wind ALWAYS blows here, mostly from the Southwest, it's just a matter of how hard it blows, so the windmill would be feasable.... but then, we get lots of sun too, so I'm conflicted.. only so much $$$ to go around, ya know?