I figured I would start a new topic, rather than to continue to hijack the other. Honda EU20i (230vac / 50hz version of yours) generators are available from Phnom Penh, at a cost of $924 USD. Not sure about the LPG conversion, although I would not mind doing that at all. I can buy a few 48 Kg (105 pounds) LPG tanks here, to keep on the farm. May not be exactly what ol' LDSPrepper did at his new place in Idaho... (Two - 1000 gallons LPG tanks installed in ground.) ... but, they would hold me over okay. Solar will be my main source of power generation, anyway. My inverters are 230v / 50hz. One is 300 watts; the other 500 watts. Of course, they have only been used to run a few 230vac appliances. (Most of the loads at the farm are 12vdc. So, they run directly off the batteries.) I will estimate my total usage for the house, and sort out a single, large inverter for that. According to my electric meter, I use about 8 kWh's every day, living here in the city. But, I would not need air-con or electric water heating at the farm. Also, the water would be free, rather than costing a whopping 2,000 Riel ($.50c US) per cubic meter. The water meter typically shows between 7,000 liters (1,850 gallons) and 8,000 liters (2,113 gallons) per month, for two people. (I don't push the issue here, as I probably should. But, there is no way on God's green Earth, that we use 7,000 to 8,000 liters of water every month. I believe the meter needs calibrating. Something that is unheard of, here.) I am pondering that, once I get far enough along on the house construction, I will order 3,500 watts of solar panels. I typically use Just Solar. They have proven quite reliable. The only other solar panel manufacturer I have personal experience with, is Yingli. Anyway, I can have 3,500 watts of solar panels shipped here for $.60c US / watt. I have to pay an additional $130 USD for the shipping costs. That would end up being about $2,230 USD, shipped. (Not including import duty, which will not be overly costly.) I estimate the total cost, all in, will be less than $65 USD per 100 watts panel. I will then start building my array. The house will probably have a shed roof, at a tilt of 13° (2.8"/12" pitch). The panels can be laid flat on roof mounts. This should be fine for average yearly solar collection. The roof will also be our primary source of rainwater collection. I will have to build a barn as well. I don't think the house will be enough to collect water for us and farm animals, and to hold us over through dry season. PNW? Anyway, sorry for being so long winded. Just started rambling and that's what came out. EDIT: water rate is 2,000r ($.50c US/ m3).