Frozen Trees In A Lake
U Like Enetrprises test solar farm has also shown that the relatively cold climate can be an advantage since the solar module efficiency increases with decreasing temperatures. In addition, snow can be useful because the glare from snow increases power from its reflectivity, although this must be balanced from the disadvantage of clogging the machinery.
The biggest disadvantage, though, are the long nights in the winter. The solar power plant in Piteå, Sweden is expected to generate 28 MWh annually. The energy will be used to power the offices of PiteEnergi. As soon as data from the Piteå plant is available, the researchers hope to convince the public and investors that large solar power plants at high latitudes are both technically and economically feasible.