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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 15th Mar 12 at 11:06 PM
    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:
    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 6:01 PM.
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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 28th Mar 17, 7:34 PM
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    Cold and foggy AM followed by sunny afternoon with a shower

    Finished the day on 2.975 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
    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 28th Mar 17, 8:32 PM
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    4.6 O's and went through March PVGIS this morning
    16 Panel (250W JASolar) 4kWp, facing 170 degrees, 40 degree slope, Solis Inverter, Geo Solo II Monitor. Installed 29/9/2015 - £4700 (Norfolk Solar Together Scheme)
    Year target (PVGIS-CMSAF) = 3880kWh - Installer estimate 3452 kWh; Year 1 Actual = 4152kWh
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 28th Mar 17, 10:11 PM
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    Hi Oscargrouch
    ABB will also recompense for loss of generation. but you have to ask. It does't happen automatically.
    Originally posted by Common Man
    Thank you for that; the thought did cross my mind; but I was so impressed with the 'no hassle' response, I was not going to ask the question; perhaps now you mentioned it; I will...
    Great day today: think for the time being I may call myself 'Mystic Oscar'......0.00 O's today...; already 4% (not GW) above PVGIS for March; don't think that will change. Incidentally, for those who have not experienced being without the Lecci supplement, it is kinda strange to plug in batteries, for instance at night, knowing it makes no odds.. True to form 'Mystic Oscar' will post each night (unless on Holidays or working away) as usual......

    Does this give you an 11 year warranty?
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Naha: hopefully now a 15yr.
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; Yesterday at 10:14 PM.
    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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 28th Mar 17, 10:26 PM
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    Naff day till around 14:30 then the sun popped out!

    Ended with 2.09 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
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