Freedom – After doing lots of research and taking a series of free classes…7 years ago I bought panels, hired an electrician and had them installed. Maybe permits were required, but no one has ever said a word. I use mostly solar powered lights (German made) I bought from a great supplier who helped me from TN. Added panels every year as cud afford them. Barn lights, fans etc – solar powered. That’s here in VA. Field water outlets and heaters are solar powered. Did myself frm Harbor Freight. Pumps used to pump water from huge pond to fields – solar powered…did myself 2 years ago. Pool? Floating solar powered skimmer and filter.