I've included here some photos of our setup.
The solar panel tracker has 12, 2x4, 135 watt panels (1.6kW)
The panels feed the suns energy to and through the controller to the batteries and back out the inverter to our household 110v systems, as well through the transformer to the 220v deep well pump.
These are the 8, 6 volt Rolls-Surette batteries wired in series for our 48 volt system......about 3 thousand bucks a set!!!
Irrigation for the garden is from this 275 gallon secondary water tank, we feed from the main 2,500 gallon holding tank. The pump we run to irrigate requires only .3 amps, which is easy on the batteries.
Our primary heat source is firewood, this is early in the cutting season, the pile will be 10 times this by December and then the spitting starts.
As stated in a previous post, we run two small homes from this system. We have no a/c in either. We have about 7 days a year of 100* daytime highs and usually there is a breeze. We are running a fuel fired furnace in one home, 2 refrigerators, 2 TV's, one is a 7 foot big screen, and a couple desk top PC's on a wireless connection.
I also have tools such as a radial saw, table top saw, drill press and many electric hand tools, I run when we are building. Backup power is provided by an 8kW Generac generator.