Does anyone have any good, solid information that compares and contrasts both? Everything I've read so far indicates that one needs electricity to run a pellet stove. Part of the reason we want another heat source other than heating oil is that our electricity goes out at least a few times a year.
We will be considering solar at some point, but there's only so much money in the budget right now and winter is looming on the horizon. So are higher fuel prices.