The barn is almost done just waiting for the metal to get here for the roof and sides. We were originally going to run a power line down to the barn, electrician quoted us $1,200, he will have to dig a trench to run the line under ground quite a ways. So anyhoo we got to wondering if maybe it wouldn't be better to get a generator instead. It will only be powering lights and occasionally tools and such. We have never had a generator though and so I have no idea what one costs, what it costs to run one etc. If you have a link to a site that lines it all out that would be great and also any personal experience.