I'm about to jump into alternative energy with both feet. The area that I'm looking at moving to has more folks with solar panels than it has folks hooked up to the grid! Getting electric lines run to your place is so expensive that it's not practical......it's also an ideal location for solar. I know that I can run a house off of solar panels...especially with a propane refrigerator, and stove and I'm a pretty energy conserving person. The big question is....can I run a wood working shop? The shop will be used every day. Would I be better off not trying to use solar for this and using a generator instead? Is it feasable to use solar and just have a generator as back up? The shop is a necessity. Gotta make a living somehow.