i've been living on a generator and batteries since i moved to alaska. i keep lookinng at solar panels but haven't had the money. as far as wind find some place that has a wind gen going and listen to it for a while, all of em i"ve seen are pretty niosy. when i get a claim going up here i plan to get a hydro system. quiet, if your source stream runs year around you have power year around.
Hydro...the cat's meow.