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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 16th Mar 12 at 12:06 AM
    Please forgive the corny thread title inspired by The Who, but this post on the bloated 'how do I make the most of it' thread prompted me to initiate a new one...
    Hi Everyone,
    I haven't been here for a while, and am interested to see discussion of how much is being generated, rather than what to do with it.
    Originally posted by old grouser
    Well, there was yet another misty and bleak start in North Notts today (Thursday), but my SSW 3.92 kWp system was generating around 3kW for just a few minutes between 12.15 and 13.00, but enough to get the immersion heater hot enough for a shower. It seems to drop below that figure before it reaches 13.55 (optimum orientation). Final figure was just over 14kWh.

    BTW, there was an item about solar generation in Germany on the radio today; you can stream it here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01d2rvn/PM_15_03_2012/
    Just click on the speaker symbol on the left, then drag the time cursor at the bottom to 25mins 30 secs then release.
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 19-12-2012 at 7:01 PM.
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    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 7th Nov 17, 3:26 PM
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    Merlin139
    Dark!

    0.22 O's
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 7th Nov 17, 5:08 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Dark!

    0.22 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    S'that all? 0.27 O's here.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Nov 17, 5:45 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Dark!
    0.22 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Nearly as Dark!..0.56.. No Heating, No Hot Water, No Boiler; thank you British Gas!!! Your TV advert is a farce... ..
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Nov 17, 7:43 PM
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    legoman62
    Dark!

    0.22 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    S'that all? 0.27 O's here.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Nearly as Dark!..0.56.. No Heating, No Hot Water, No Boiler; thank you British Gas!!! Your TV advert is a farce... ..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch


    Makes my 0.8 O's look good today
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 8th Nov 17, 12:33 PM
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    zeupater
    Hi

    C'mon guys, stop bragging ... if our generation yesterday was anywhere near that high both myself & our inverter would have had nosebleeds ... a measly 0.19kWh/kWp (/Os) here !! ...

    ... do we get the wooden spoon to keep for a while ?? ...

    Blue sky here today & already ~6x of yesterday's total which probably means that it'll be miserable & dark all day tomorrow to wipe the smile off my face ...

    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Nov 17, 2:15 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    0.39 O's for yesterday.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30° pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 8th Nov 17, 4:25 PM
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    Merlin139
    Only 3.36 O's today!

    38% of Estimate in the bag!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Nov 17, 7:18 PM
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    legoman62
    1.775 O's here today

    F. U. are putting up my monthly energy payment to £60.00 a month

    Not too bad, considering I was paying £120.00 a month in 2011
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 8th Nov 17, 9:12 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.775 O's here today
    F. U. are putting up my monthly energy payment to £60.00 a month
    Not too bad, considering I was paying £120.00 a month in 2011
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Thats what I pay per month on a DD; only cos it pays 2% on it.. Actual cost is around £48. £140 back every 2 months.. Not a bad day 2.64 O's...
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 9th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
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    Markj1110
    6th November - 1.52 O's.
    7th November - 1.86 O's.
    8th November - 0.54 O's.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Nov 17, 7:51 PM
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    Merlin139
    We had some sun.

    1.36 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Nov 17, 8:19 PM
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    legoman62
    0.85 O's today
    6 O's needed in 5 days to equal my worst final quarter
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 9th Nov 17, 9:21 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    We had some sun.
    1.36 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Much more than I had....
    0.85 O's today
    6 O's needed in 5 days to equal my worst final quarter
    Originally posted by legoman62
    I need £27.18p - 22nd to = last years 1/4 for this period, fat chance the way it's going....0.84 O's today..
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 10th Nov 17, 9:22 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    0.5 O's for yesterday.

    Not too bad a start for November, currently forecast to be 24% above PVGIS estimate by the end of the month.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30° pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 10th Nov 17, 4:55 PM
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    Merlin139
    Nother good day by November standards.

    2.99 O's

    This keeps up looking at 154% of Estimate!

    Now that's put the ruined that!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Nov 17, 7:12 PM
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    legoman62
    Bitterly cold and wind day here...+ a little bit of Sun = 1.575 O's
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 10th Nov 17, 8:15 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Bitterly cold and wind day here...+ a little bit of Sun = 1.575 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Similar here with only...1.72 O's...

    Off Topic: New Boiler being commisioned the morrow, £1,400.00 cheaper than BG with a 6hr flush included ( Boiler etc. like for like from BG), compared to a 'no-flush' from BG....Just look at the import for today..">http://wattson.energyhive.com/dashboard/oscarsenergy
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 10-11-2017 at 8:27 PM.
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 11th Nov 17, 12:44 PM
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    Markj1110
    9th November - 0.91 O's.
    10th November - 1.74 O's.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Nov 17, 5:57 PM
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    Merlin139
    Nother good day for November!

    Happy with a Lee-Enfield!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 11th Nov 17, 9:43 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another rapper of a day...0.88 O's...
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
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