Hello everyone, new to the group. I am planning to build in May2008 and am trying to work out the finer details of my plan. The home is a hybrid constructed of SIPs and timber frame. I plan to use an in floor heating system and as much DC powered lighting/appliances as possible (only what I need not everything on the market). All ceilings are cathedral exc. bathrooms. Sq footage including lofts is 2400 on a 32x64' framed foundation. Now for the questions... Any members in Arkansas using solar power? SIPs? floor heat? I'm trying to decide on solar panels and a heating design. Thanks in advance for all your help and ideas! Steve in AR Oh yeah, I raise Barbados sheep a few chickens and a large garden.