Since there is only so much you can use the energy from the sun as is, you do need to be able to collect it and convert it into a form that is easier for you to use
Even though the sun is as large as it is, only a little portion of it energy reaches the Earth. It is enough though to power most of the functions that are carried out on the planet; all you need are the solar panels to help do the conversion. Once you have them installed, you are as good as home free.
A long harsh winter might try your patience with a solar panel just a bit. Without a lot of sunlight, the thing could come rather close to useless since there isn’t a lot of sunlight to power it. Be sure you have a close alternative close by; after all, you should have known the entire time that the solar panel would not have been ideal at your location.
Solar technology is not exactly new, but there aren’t too many people into it in the layman’s world. That is why you might have trouble finding someone to help you with the solar panel installation. Perhaps you should call the manufacturing company to help out. They are the ones who produce the device; they certainly know how to install and operate it.