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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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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 22nd Mar 17, 7:50 PM
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    legoman62
    3.9 O's here today. Best day for over 6 months

    In really, really, really old money, 3.9 O's = 481 groats
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Cloudy all day today with rain = 2 guineas, 7 shillings....ish
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 22nd Mar 17, 9:17 PM
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    Merlin139
    Back down to earth with a bang. Horidble!

    1.05 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 22nd Mar 17, 10:37 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Rubbish day here with only 1.16 O's......
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. Aurora 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).
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 23rd Mar 17, 8:11 AM
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    shavy65
    4.5 O`s here yesterday. It`s been lovely the last 5 days, averaging 3.8 O`s per day....well over predicted March daily production.

    Little update on my Dad`s on going PV Isolation Fault - The installer`s have again came back and this time they`ve replaced the Inverter for another brand new one FOC. While they were there they also replaced the Immersion diverter. So, taking into account his panels have been "relaid" and connections all redone previously, his 3 year old system is basically `New Born` again.

    The Benjamin Button of PV.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 23rd Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    Merlin139
    Hawaii + 0.42 O's

    Best day of the year and best since 30 Aug 16
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 23rd Mar 17, 7:21 PM
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    legoman62
    Bitterly cold and windy today....but plenty of Sunshine

    Best day of the year here too! 4.375 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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 23rd Mar 17, 7:28 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Nearly........4.8os in the norf
    6.72kw Pv Ja Solar 280w * 24 panels, Solar Edge inverter, South facing no shading.
    South Lake District, delightful view of Morecambe Bay. Saving up for a battery

    March Solar target 581kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 23rd Mar 17, 9:25 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Hawaii + 0.42 O's
    Best day of the year and best since 30 Aug 16
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    True form for the Majician
    Nearly........4.8os in the norf
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Not too good in the Midlands...3.64 O's......
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. Aurora 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 24th Mar 17, 9:12 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.59 O's yesterday.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 24th Mar 17, 7:42 PM
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    legoman62
    Another best day here today 4.525 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 24th Mar 17, 8:08 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another best day here today 4.525 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    And for me, but not quite as best as it could have been 4.8 O's....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. Aurora 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).
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 24th Mar 17, 8:14 PM
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    EricMears
    20.65 kWh here today (for those that can't divide by 4 in their heads that comes to 5 and a bit). More importantly >£10 !

    An almost perfect bell curve - my only niggle was that it peaked at 3Kw rather than 4 but I guess that's a result of non optimum slope of roof . I only get close to that (but still not quite there) on Summer Solstice day
    N Derbyshire.
    4kwp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 24th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    Merlin139
    True form for the Majician
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    You think yesterday was magic........I better not post today's effort!
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 24th Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    Merlin139
    I decided I should post it!

    Think today had what I would call near perfect conditions. Sun and a bit of wind to keep temp down.

    Ended the day with..............MAIDEN + 0.12 O's (24.33 kWh)

    Miffed that it did not make 25 kWh!

    Best day since 12 August 2016
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 24th Mar 17, 11:45 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the year so far at 3.55 O's

    Tomorrow looking good too.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kw, 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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 25th Mar 17, 6:31 AM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    5.8 o's for me yesterday..............
    6.72kw Pv Ja Solar 280w * 24 panels, Solar Edge inverter, South facing no shading.
    South Lake District, delightful view of Morecambe Bay. Saving up for a battery

    March Solar target 581kw
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 25th Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.42 O's yesterday. A HAWAII.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
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