I tried solar for 5 years as did all my neighbors because at the time land lines didn't reach my northern location.
It sucks compared to land lines . I trashed it as soon as I had an option. expensive and produces low voltage only, inverters loose power in the proces of inverting, batteries are expensive and 'life is like one big science project' is how my neighbor described it.
Having said that please let me say, a mixture of land line power, gravity feed water supply solar water heating and a few solar lights might be the perfect world, as long as good old fashioned hot AC wires are an option and not excluded.