Interesting, where I live (out East) it's rather woody, not paved over at all. Pine barrens and such.Long Island has a disproportionately high representation here for a place that's so thoroughly paved. (Dix and I live a few miles apart and had similar-looking dogs, so it's okay if you get us confused. Hi Dix!)
I put solar on last year and have been running resistive heat so far- my first year in this house heating with anything but the BK!
As it gets colder, I'll tailor my wood usage to keep my power usage in line (goal is to use 90% of the solar credits generated this year by March).
I have such a small amount of wood ready for this year that I cringe every time I look at it, but I keep reminding myself that I'm not going to use 4 cords this year!
Speaking of which, I should go get some wood laid in for next year... I have a bunch of deadfall waiting for me to drag it out of the woods.
Yes, solar+electric (for me a heat pump, not resistive) is ideal. I only used 1 cord last year (with that old DutchWest cat stove) - solar and wood. And less than 1 tank of oil that also is used to heat my hot water...
It's my first winter with the BK, so I'll have to see how much wood I need - last winter was rather warm... No comparison to the DutchWest.
If you have too much wood, let me know ;-)