So I have been heating my house with wood for the last three years and the only thing I now use my oil boiler for is hot water. I would love to stop paying for oil. I have been wondering if the is a small electric solar system that I could get to power a new electric water heater. I know nothing about solar power. Is my idea a waste of time? How big of a solar system would I need. As usual money is tight. Would I be able to get a solar system for under $1000 not including the water heater? I imaging that there is a way to set it up so that if there isn't enough power stored up from the solar system that the house electricity would take over. I also might use the electric solar system to help run the blowers on my stove. Any info would help. Thanks for your time.