18 years ago when I moved here full time, I realized I needed a generator. There was always a battery and inverter system.Wow. You must have changed something cause that's not what you have spouted for 20 years. Congrats.
Everyone has choices. Some less then others, and many have more. Everyone still has choices.
20 years of phone calls and being were I was 20 years ago somehow didn't work for me....19 years ago. Lol.
I have never been without power for any length of time. I was without Edenorte power VERY often back then. That lack of service is what I always complained about. What changed? Edenorte finally provides power almost 24/7 after twice trying to extort over $100,000 US from our development to provide 24/7 power. My set up remained virtually the same through all this time, I just run the generator a whole lot less.
A person in an apartment or renting a home may have the choice to move, but not install a Solar system.