Does anyone here have a home that is completely disconnected from the power grid? By this I mean all your energy requirements are met with devices such as wind turbines, stream generators, solar panels and other non-polluting devices. Does the system work reasonably well? Do you have days where the batteries run dead on you? Since I currently live in a loft near downtown Montreal, this is not an option for me at this time. But further down the road, who knows what might happen? I might sell my loft at a ridiculously high price and buy a small cottage out in the boonies. I like the idea of owning a small home equipped with a wind turbine, solar panels and enough batteries required to deliver the amount of power I need for everyday living. I've been studying the options available at various sites on the Internet and was surprised at how much equipment was readily available for such a project. So has anyone taken this route? Are you glad you took the plunge? Or do you sometimes wish you had a boost from an outside power source?