Solar has to be scalable, inexpensive and dependable.
Solar power is not a power alternative for the average person. Most of us are not living off grid and don't have those massive needs.
For the vast majority solar should be a supplemental energy source for everyday needs and a reliable backup for when power is lost.
In the event of a power loss solar power can be a viable practical source for comfort and needed resources.
It can make a portion of our homes livable and temperature controlled and it can keep our food fresh and all our communication needs covered while also
keeping all our smart phones and tablets fully charged and ready.
We need to be practical and smart in how we use the power we have setup in our our solar power configuration.
Having a room or area where you can be comfortable (air conditioned) and can sleep quietly is a key. While my neighbors were running all over town
trying to find fuel (there was none ..) for their noisey dangerous generators I was sleeping in quiet cool comfort from one solar panel and a small battery bank.