Our power went out last evening about 7 after about 9 inches of snow fell. APCO estimates that our county won't be back online until Tuesday night, making it the third time in a year we have had power outages of more than 4 days (Jan '12 4 days, June 27 8 days and now 6 days).
The sky was so clear--great if you have solar panels. More and more, those of us who live in rural areas have to be very independent. We do have a generator but gas is expensive. So having more power alternatives is something we need to explore.