My family thinks I am obsessed with solar energy. However, when I tell them how little I spend on my energy bills, they tend to take on a unusual view. All of my outdoor lighting is solar powered & I even purchased small solar panels to supply myself and others energy while I am camping. This enables myself and others the occasion to travel to out of the way locations on vacation & never have to worry about lights or my Tim Hortons Coffee pot not working. There are some things that need to be altered in order to work with solar power, but, if you have a bit of suppose how & some basic tools, this is never a problem. I have recently started looking into using a small solar farm on my property to power some, if not all, of my appliances there too. After all, the sunshine gives us free energy year round. I live in the southwest where both of us have abundant sun so there would rarely be a need to supplement with traditional fuel sources if I were able to convert everything over to solar power! Even the well pump I use for water runs on electricity that could be generated freely by a small solar farm. My largest problem is my air conditioner. I suppose that I would either have to purchase a modern one that was already designed to run on solar power to find someone who could retrofit my existing one to do that. I suppose it would be an expense, but, government programs & tax deductions would help with that. Also, I would be improving the overall value of my house because it would be self satisfactory, energy wise. The house would still be able to use typical electric if needed however it would only be on a sparse option I am sure.