Incidently, a solar array was installed at Inuvik, NWT. It powers a stores’s refrigerators. One reason it is effective is that although the sun is low, it shines almost 24 hours per day all summer. In the winter, the heat exchangers are chilled with -20 to -40 C ambient air.
Inuvik 68 deg N
That's pretty amazing. It also reveals a serious problem with "home solar" in Florida. I was approached by a solar company to install panel. Naturally, they wanted to do the Net Metering thing. to which I said , "No, I'm not putting my financial decisions in the hands of the utility companies."
I then told them that they could install it, but I only want to run ONE THING from it.....my whaole house A/C.
They said, "No, we can't do that". They don't make an inverter that will handle the start up load of the compressor.
Of course, I knew this was nonsense. They only want the free real estate that is your roof. So now, a year later, the utilities are cutting back on the credits that you get from net metering.
Sounds like I made the right choice.
FL 20˚ N lat.