I'm in the early planning stages for a bow shed shop.
A major challenge is my electrical service. My 100 amp panel is tapped out, and upgrading to 200 amps with a subpanel to the shop would be $$$ -- back-of-the-envelope estimates from contractor friends are running $3k - $4k and possibly higher. The expense is painful enough, but worse is that when I sell the house, the increased capacity won't do much for the selling price.
I'm in New Mexico, so sunlight is abundant and solar power is at least more feasible here than in some other parts of the country. Seems to me that while a solar system tied to the grid would also be expensive, it could come with me should I decide to sell the house. On the days when the shop isn't getting much use, it is defraying its cost (New Mexico has mandatory net metering for solar installations).
Pros and cons? Where to look for enough info to start roughing out the system and putting some numbers together? For discussion purposes, the shop will have the usual assortment of stationary and portable power tools, some kind of dust collection system, basic lighting, a pellet stove, swamp cooler, etc. It will be my personal space, so it will be rare that multiple tools will be running at the same time. The shop will be roughly 18' x 40', give or take a bit.