Newbie ready to go off grid
My wife and I have found a beautiful remote location on top of a ridge to build a down-sized home for our retirement years. The nearest power pole is a half mile away, and the utility company (PennElec) wants $25,000 to run poles and lines, after we spend $10,000 to clear an ugly 50' swath through ground that looks like a State Park. For $35,000, or a little more, can we get a system with a generator (for nights and cloudy days), then expect to spend $300 or so a month for propane with gas appliances? We will have a well pump, a well insulated 1000 square foot frame and timber home, have a small high efficiency heat pump for A/C in the summer, and burn firewood for heat. We will use all LED lighting. Any other suggestions? Thank you in advance.