Building a new permanent coop is for me a long five years away. But you cant keep me from dreaming and planning. So my future dream coop will be a 8x12 salthouse design from Lowes. There will be an area of about 5x8 ft for the chickens and the rest will be for me as a work- storage -potting area. The inside divider wall will be plywood on the bottom and chicken wire on the top half, with a 30in door. so here is my big question : Does it make sense to install a 45W (or so)solar panel kit for lighting and cooling.?. I figured solar would be safer than 120V regular power. Does anyone have solar panels on their coop? and if how many watts. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90599 Thats what i imagine, plus i would add a fan for cooling or a solar skylight fan(seperate from the light).I have seen it cheaper on ebay though.