Hi, I was going to ask this on Yahoo Answers but maybe it would be better posted here. I would like to try to live off the grid and am planning on getting 2 40 ft shipping containers and putting them side by side and cutting out the middle and making a little house. I drew up some floor plans in a CAD program on my iPad and it turned out very nicely, I was able to fit a master bedroom and bathroom in there, and had a guest bedroom there as well but decided to turn it into a storage room, also has a kitchen and living room. But anyways I plan on having an electric stove, refrigerator, electric washer and dryer, My Gaming laptop, 47 inch TV, Xbox 360, Wii U, internet and a few other things I might be forgetting. I plan on getting all the energy from the sun by the way of 15 100 watt solar panels. That might be overkill or not enough im not sure, but I also want to store the energy in 200 AH batteries. I cant post the links to them though cause im new, but they're 12 volt Deep cycle 200 AH solar batteries. Now the solar panels are 100 watt 12 volt and can charge the batteries. I have been trying to educate myself on electricity but my god is it confusing. So my question is, how many of these batteries do I need to run all this stuff? I use my Gaming laptop all day every day, I has to be plugged in to power or else the games will get throttled and slow down. I have my Xbox 360 and TV on quite a bit, but I don't have to have them on. My concern is the washer and dryer, and maybe the fridge. I could find an energy efficient washer and dryer though. Also how many solar panels would I need to charge however many batteries I needed?