That's changed the whole picture for me!
Not sure there are other cases it might be possible, but even if my whole roof covered with solar panel (7-8kW), they will hardly cover half of my May monthly usage (940 kWh) during winter months.
Then I will probably get hot water gassed and might be cooking as well before even consider solar, otherwise currently the plan is solar and using time-shift or better diverter to offset 30% plus of hot water bill into solar, then battery, but better to get gas into the equation, otherwise sloar plus battery not going to fly as what's the point of go solar but still paying back hefty fees during winter and not really off-grid event spend money get battery installed.
How much cost for bottled gas for heating, I was looking at pipe gas heating (not really off-grid I know), but fixed charges, and monthly fees, doesn't looks like really saving for me? Plus I need pay got get my house connected with gas even my street is connected.
Nah, that's cheating, you can't go wrong with that guess, it's so obvious ...
Think about it, go with gas will make PV solution and eventually off-grid much cheaper.
But as you guessed again, I think I am going to stick with PV route, simple because I believe it is the future, but again, as you said: gas can be part of PV solutions, which never really stick to me until now. Thanks for that!
You must use an alternative energy source for heating if you ever plan to go offgrid.
PV does not produce enough power year round to replace electricity for high demand uses.
Gas is the easiest because it works year round, is a lot of energy for it's storage space and does not require a permit to install.
It's also on-demand - a definite benefit in the warmer months.