Our camp runs its main grid off a big industrial diesel gennie that's quiet enough to stand next to and speak in normal conversational tones. The owner has expressed openness to using biodiesel so I'm thinking of gently supporting/encouraging that (hey, at least we'll have a way of taking care of our used cooking oil).
We used it to run lights in the kitchen structure and some gelspots and faerie lights in our chill space and we're talking about tricking the camp out with some more lights and such for this year.
Myself, I plan to go 100% battery/solar for my personal camp this year. I'm a big fan of solar, I have twelve of the beveled glass lanterns from Costco and couldn't be happier with them. I even have a Real Goods membership but get almost nothing from them; IMO, they're disgustingly overpriced, even with the 15% discount members get.
However, I'd like to get up on the All carton and put in my pair o' coppers:
Everyone likes to say that petro fuels are evil but take a look at batteries and what they're made of: lead, acid, and cadmium! Any good news there? Remember when the Ray-O-Vac plant exploded in India and killed a number comparable to BRC's populace? If you're using solar during the day to run your fountains, great! But most energy in BRC is used at night and even if you're going solar, that means battery useage. Not an indictment, just a reality check. </Capricorn>