When I was a child growing up some of the best television commercials were the Disney World ads. Disney sold a dream of this magical reality that waiting for every boy and girl. When I became an adult and took my family to Disney World I realized the reality of how much it cost to live where your “dreams come true”. Everything was amazing but it was amazingly expensive. Everyone realistically cannot afford a disney vacation but we dream about it. So this brings me to the dreams of renewable energy, solar and wind power. All the commercials and print media ads look amazing, our dreams of “Free” energy is here. No more utility bills, and to top it off with this technology we can reduce our carbon footprint and save the planet. So can we really live “off the grid”?