I built my cabin with the intention of keeping it off grid. My plan is to catch rain water in a cistern & use an on-demand 12 volt pump and in-line filter. Power will come from a bank of solar panels and batteries. I plan to start with a 250 watt panel and batteries to run the pump & a few lights and add 250 watt panels & batteries for an eventual 1000 watt system as budget permits. Just curious if anyone has a similar set up or other off- grid system and any input, tips or precautions with my plans. I've done a lot of research on the dangers & proper installation of a solar system and even consulted with a professional installer for help with my layout. FYI I've already built and used a composting toilet at my place for the last 2 years with great results.