Ok, so it's not so crazy, but I want to start toward solar without purchasing the solar panels now. I have a regular grid tied house with lots of energy wasting appliances like an electric dryer, electric water heater, central air, and about a thousand lights. (Seriously, I am not sure I have ever seen so many light bulbs in a house) But I am not necessarily ready to go off grid, but here is my idea. I want to hook up a batter bank with an inverter and charger and run ONE plug to each room that I will paint the cover the color green. I want it to be a back up power source for when the electricity goes off. Eventually I will hook up solar panels to the system so keep that in mind. I need recommendations on equipment I will need. And should I also put in a few 12V outlets? If so, what is the most effective 12V outlet, terminals with studs and caps? The "automotive" cigarette type? Another type? It's a long term goal, so I am not planning on buying the stuff tomorrow, so talk me through this. I understand all about efficiency being the most "bang for the buck" but right now emergency back up power is the most important thing with a long range idea of moving toward a solar set up.