My husband is finally about to get his dream. He wants a rustic cabin in the mountains, and we are going to build one from scratch. It will be our little getaway cabin, mostly his getaway cabin, but I might join him from time to time. It’s a chance to get close to nature, and enjoy the simpler things in life. We have a place in mind a couple of hours from here, and even found the perfect piece of property. We are waiting to hear back on our offer, but I’m sure it will be accepted. Then we need utilities brought out to it. My husband would prefer to stay off the grid and use solar power for energy, but I don’t know how that would work with the heating and air conditioning. My husband plans on using either wood burning stoves or fireplaces to heat the cabin, but I would love to have radiant heated floors installed. Of course, that will never happen. Still, even with the source of heat figured out, air conditioning is a factor to seriously consider. Can air conditioning be run on solar power? It sure would be nice to avoid a regular electric bill for the place. But, we like to be comfortable too. Maybe we wouldn’t even need air conditioning, though. We’ll see. Even if we need air conditioning and it can’t be run on solar power, I’m sure we could easily enough convert to solar power in the future. It’s something to bear in mind when we choose an air conditioning system, if we need one.