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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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    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 23rd Apr 17, 2:57 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Take a look at Energy Hive; Wattson was better but no longer around... http://www.energyhive.com/dashboard/oscarsenergy........
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Really like the look of this....do I get the Solar pv hub? Already have a sender for my Geo so presume this would be OK for the hub?

    Ian
    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

    April Solar target 714kw
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 23rd Apr 17, 8:02 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    6.74 Os today 45.27kw Hrs
    it be sunny 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

    April Solar target 714kw
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 23rd Apr 17, 8:11 PM
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    ajbell
    5.32 Os here in sunny Lincolnshire.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 23rd Apr 17, 8:49 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Really like the look of this....do I get the Solar pv hub? Already have a sender for my Geo so presume this would be OK for the hub?
    Ian
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Think you may be right; but I would check with E/H direct: ask to speak with Josh; if it works okay with a Geo, then, happy days...
    197% over budget for the month
    What are you doing....supplying all your neighbours
    Here's mine
    http://www.energyhive.com/dashboard/legomans
    Originally posted by legoman62
    I might ask you the same question, in reverse: why are you expecting to use 254.07 kWh this month? And why have you used 193.04 kWh, as of 20:29 today?..
    At the same time today I have used, according to E/H 186.09 kWh; as it does not record actual usage: when in fact, my actual usage, todate is 97.00 kWh. I would expect my actual usage to be less than 135 kWh for the month...hence the reason my cost of Lecci todate is less than £9.60p.(97.00 kWh). My forecast for the month end is around 130 kWh; which is why E/H is forecasting way over budget, my budget is actual paid for usage, helped by my PV system....
    Anyway, a/an Hawaii today, on the nail..
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; Yesterday at 8:52 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 23rd Apr 17, 9:55 PM
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    legoman62
    Think you may be right; but I would check with E/H direct: ask to speak with Josh; if it works okay with a Geo, then, happy days...

    I might ask you the same question, in reverse: why are you expecting to use 254.07 kWh this month? And why have you used 193.04 kWh, as of 20:29 today?..
    At the same time today I have used, according to E/H 186.09 kWh; as it does not record actual usage: when in fact, my actual usage, todate is 97.00 kWh. I would expect my actual usage to be less than 135 kWh for the month...hence the reason my cost of Lecci todate is less than £9.60p.(97.00 kWh). My forecast for the month end is around 130 kWh; which is why E/H is forecasting way over budget, my budget is actual paid for usage, helped by my PV system....
    Anyway, a/an Hawaii today, on the nail..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Wattson doesn't recognise I'm diverting excess to my immersion/dehumidifier

    etc and not taking it from the grid.

    Last month Wattson said my leccy usage cost £53.00. Actual was £26.00

    4.425 O's here 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 23rd Apr 17, 11:04 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Last month Wattson said my leccy usage cost £53.00. Actual was £26.00
    4.425 O's here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    How much do you pay for Leccy (exclude VAT & S/C) the way I read your bar graph, you only imported in March... 130.53 kWh (Usage was 350.79 kWh).
    ......
    Edit: March, my actual Leccy usage was 137 kWh compared to Wattson import of 268.28 kWh; which I would think is not far wrong being I was down for quite a few days in March (Inverter)..
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; Yesterday at 11:12 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).
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