My husband and I just saw daughter #1 graduate yesterday. Daughter #2 will graduate in 3 years. We've been thinking of making some changes in our life when this happens. We have a piece of property that we would like to build on. It has no power. We know we can live off the grid, but haven't done much research yet into all that would be involved. We are currently using about 25 KWH electricity daily. That could be cut back considerably, but I'd like to use that number as a comparison. We're looking for information: How many batteries would we need to store this amount of daily power? How long does it take to recover with say, a diesel generator? Anybody in the Northeast know how much power we could generate with solar cells? How many of those buggers would we need? We'd be able to situate the house on the property for solar access. We're considering a combination solar and generator. We have a sawmill, and trees for lumber so we'll be building ourselves. We've learned a few lessons the hard way in energy efficiency by buying an older house. So we'll be putting serious effort into making this a weather tight house. We currently have 2,000 sq. ft. living space. House #2 won't be as large. Don't yet have any dimensions. Any information or advice?