We just built my mom a new coop for her laying hens, we wanted it to look really nice cause it's in the front yard (we used all the other spaces) and really tight so its predator proof and warm and not drafty (cause these are my moms little babies). This brings our total coop count up to 6 or 7, but whose counting (maybe the neighbors) heres the coop, it's got my mom's six 9 wk old barred rock pullets in it, and some of my broilers sleeping under it (little do they know that the coop is not in fact for them, and further more they will have little need of any coop after this saturday) but i digress. The coop is too far from the house to run a cable, i probably could but i really don't feel like it and we've maxed out the outlets on our house. So i was thinking about hooking up a photovoltaic panel, aka solar power. I know a little bit about this stuff, and i'm a pretty technical person, so i think with the right supplies and info i could do it. All i want to do is run a water heater and maybe some lights in the fall and spring to keep them laying. Does anybody know anything about this sort of stuff, can i get a small 1x1 or 2x2 ft panel in a kit or something? Any help would be great, thanks.