Well, we received a quote yesterday from the power company on the proposed power line to our new house we will be building this summer. The quote came close to $6k. We have also been researching quite a bit on a solar/wind system and we can get a nice set-up for $4k - $5k more than the costs of having the powerline installed. We will have a propane tank for our cooktop, hot water heater and dryer, so we have some of the big energy hogs using propane instead of electricity. The other energy burners will be the oven and the refrigerator. We are in a great region for wind and solar power. The sun shines a long time during the summer months and the wind never stops blowing. Would this system be worth taking a risk?????