1) Properly Placed and Adjusted(movable/sun tracking)
2) Properly wired and attached to energy storage with energy dump setup to prevent burnout of power control units(aka have large barrels of water with electric heaters at unconverted electrical setups) free hot water on sunny days/thermal loading
3) If far from home, use AC adapters(no one can afford the IMMENSE costs of large, almost superconductor wires/lets be honestCABLES to transfer DC POWER LONG DISTANCES, loses occur via this method DON'T DO THIS
4) Batteries(cheap, retains power, releases power, lots of cycles and easy to replace/service) Solar is cheap, batteries and controllers/setup is expensive.
5) Reduce the amount of inverters used by going native voltage(with current regulators). 12/24 volt fans, heating elements, air conditioners, fridges, etc. SOME COST INVOLVED, but cheap in long run if you get GOOD PRODUCTS.
RUNNING COST: Sun(FREE UNLESS GOV? TAXES), shipping and transport of fuel/growing fuel nonexistent, batteries(replacement cost varies GREATLY) $500 to 50,000, but its a stationary home so lots of room in a shed for the $500
Now you have heating/cooling, water pumps, water heaters, and electricity for your stoves and other electronics. Just factor in the breakdown in 10-20years into the yearly costs and you too can have solar power for $300-30000 a year(LARGE BUSINESS WITH LOTS OF ELECTRICAL NEEDS)