Hi all, I am still wondering if I can run small A/C units off solar. I am asking because i think I would be OK w/o A/C if ther was a cool room in the house. I know some are in favor of ground homes but I just can't do it. I am a sun/ light person. In winter I can feel the lack of sunlight. I am willing to go w/ super insulated, High ceilings, light roof and wall color, and lots of windows and doors for cross ventalition. Is there a way to have a generater hooked up to the batteries and if the batteries go low the gen. will automatically kick on? Do you have to manually start the generator? I can't imagine how it would start on its own but I'll ask a stupid question anyway . We can put a man on Mars but we can't get a small engine to start on the first pull of the cord!!!???!? I am wanting a hybrid System: Solar panels, generator and very possibly a wind terbine. If the solar and wind are working together ( sunny and windy) why can't I run a small A/C unit or whole house fan during the hottest parts of the day. Can you tell I am not an electrician ?What am I missing?