Or lack thereof :)
The land that we are moving on to has not been connected to the grid for several years. To be reconnected to the grid, would cost in the upwards of 10-12,000 dollars. The owner of the land would prefer not to reconnect back to the grid, so let me talk about our energy situation.
We also do have 8 batteries in the battery shed that average 10 kWh when the wind is not blowing. With wind energy, it's very important to have a hybrid system. Our system on the farm is not really hybrid. A hybrid system would combine a wind energy system with a solar and/or diesel generator to provide a reliable system of off-grid power. We would both love to have some solar panels, but they are quite expensive. A wind and solar system complement each other very well. During the winter, when wind is the highest, the sun is not as bright. Vice versa, during the summer when the wind is at its lowest, the sun is at its peak brightness.