This workshop is designed for farmers and ranchers that require remote power systems that may not be tied to the utility grid. Direct solar water pumping for large and small scale applications in remote areas are a must for many ranchers and farmers as well as solar water heating, wind generators, and micro-hydroelectric systems. This workshop will address how these systems can be installed, the capacities and benefits as well as cost and efficiency of using stand alone systems even when utilities are nearby or slightly out of reach. Our speakers have been working with these systems for well over twenty years and have a wealth of experience to share. Often these solutions can be just what is needed in rural or hard to reach ranch and farm power applications.