The amount of electricity you generate from solar panels is dependent on how many panels you install and the efficiency of these panels. You will need to do a little math to calculate the number of panels you will need. Higher-efficiency panels are often your best bet cost-wise.
If you have animals that require electric fencing to contain them, use solar powered fencing units to provide power for them. A great advantage to these systems is that they are completely mobile, and can be easily moved. If you are a horse owner who enjoys overnight horse-camping, the fencer can be easily taken along.
Since children are the ones who will be running the future it is important to teach them early about renewable energy. As a parent you can set the example by using solar energy whenever possible. If it is not possible to swap your entire house over, maybe switch out your outdoor lighting.