Secret is Being Positive
Imaging a huge Clock with a huge Spring Barrel wound tight . The Clock concept allows this spring to release it's energy in a controlled manner from the Compensating Balance Wheel. Releasing this energy to a free moving generator that powers your home.

The huge spring barrow can be wound using a strong back, gears, and levers. The Simple Machine concept. The electricity in your home can powered clean and almost free!

There exist usable energy potential at some point with in the gear system that will power an electrical system
I have one problem with the approach to Solar Cells. I feel the light captured should be split into light color frequencies. Then capture the frequency with the highest energy potential. 

Make Solar Cells with the added Crystal to split to the highest energy usable.