I'm in the process of purchasing a small vacation home on Lake Ontario. I'm looking for someone who understands the in's and out's of setting up a wind power system.
The home has two heating sources: electric baseboard heaters and a propane furnace. I'm thinking I could probably find a system that would eliminate the need for a propane supply. The home is presently winterized in the off-season, but I'd like to convert it to a year-round rental. Heating requirements during the off-season would be minimal: keep the pipes from freezing, provide a source of heat for short term tenants (less than 2 weeks). The propane source would be retained as a secondary source in case of energy outage.
The usage in the off-season will be minimal, so I need a system that can do inverted electric, or whatever it's called when the electric company pays you for the excess power.
Zoning should not be an issue since I was on the town's ZBA and have political connections there.
Any recommendations or suggestions?