Solar and wind energy are great, up to a point. They have been around for energy production for years and are OK where it is workable.
The site where they filmed "all my routy friends" is on a hill, they installed a electric gate powered by solar. It is on a hillside covered with huge trees where the sun does not shine. They had to have electric power. The job was done and passed by codes but the power company turned it down because the pole the meter base was on was big enough but wasn't square. It was round. That's when the trouble starts!