Salmon? We'll be right over.....................)
Thinking further about short-cycling (which cannot normally occur with conventional on-grid running): it may be that the compressor then has to start against residual refrigerant pressure (which in conventional running would have bled off). This would make for a harder start.
The whole story with bigger compressors (which may be totally irrelevant here) is that we limit starts per hr, as noted above;
We do not start them loaded (that is, they are not starting against any great pressure);
And in the case of one brand (Bitzer) we are told to run them for a given time (7min, I think?) once started to dissipate heat (though personally I think this is BS, and due to some early design problems they had).