Building a new house in a modern world demands electricity unless you want to go Amish. We had no thought of going Amish, so we needed to find a way to get electricity to our new house.
We had two choices:
1. Let the grid company add an extension of 1 km, (approx. 1/2 mile) to a high voltage line and install a transformer on our property. Extending a low voltage line was out of question, as it was to far away.
2.. Create an off grid solution with solar panels, inverter, batteries and a generator. And, perhaps a windmill.