Wired has a good article on average folks setting up small wind and solar generation stations.
They are not off the grid, but they use a lot less power from the grid, and during times surplus, put power on the grid.
Not everything the Governator does is evil, no matter how much you want it to be.
As the Wired article points out:
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently proposed additional subsidies and tax credits to cover a million California rooftops with solar panels.
To meet his Hydrogen Highway proposal though, California is going to need more nuclear power plants.