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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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    • countryman
    • By countryman 23rd Jun 17, 11:16 PM
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    countryman
    Slightly better here than in Lincolnshire with 2.4 O's. Last weeks weather is perhaps due back next week........
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    This bit of Lincolnshire too @ 2.15 O's today ...
    4kw PV fitted 4th July 2014 (Green Energy NW £5600). WSW facing, 30 deg Pitch, Unshaded, Samil Solar River inverter, 16 Solar World Mono panels, Iboost on Immersion Heater. located in mid Lincolnshire.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 24th Jun 17, 11:25 AM
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    Markj1110
    Very dull couple of days!
    22nd June - 2.15 O's.
    23rd June - 2.28 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 24th Jun 17, 1:35 PM
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    Merlin139
    You lot think you had it bad!

    Cannot believe I only got 1.36 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 25th Jun 17, 12:10 AM
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    legoman62
    Hawaii + a smidge here yesterday
    Anybody there?
    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 25th Jun 17, 9:19 AM
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    Yesterday started wellish then fell downhill like a stone!

    3.56% of estimate. Closing in on target.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 25th Jun 17, 10:05 PM
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    3.375 O's here today...most of it late afternoon
    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 25th Jun 17, 10:11 PM
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    Merlin139
    Goodish day with a few high peaks in excess of 4 kWh's

    Just passed PVGIS Estimate today.

    Hawaii + 0.13 O's

    Need 29 O's to beat best June.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 26th Jun 17, 9:22 AM
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    24th June - 3.55 O's.
    25th June - 3.17 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 26th Jun 17, 10:05 PM
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    4.325 O's here today
    Tomorrow looks a washout
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 27th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    5.63 O's yesterday, a HAWAII. Today has started dull and wet!
    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 27th Jun 17, 9:52 AM
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    Good day yesterday apart from the very dark clouds sat above us between 11:30 and 14:30! Thought it was an eclipse!

    Managed 4.36 0's
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 27th Jun 17, 10:24 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just over 2.5 O's each day, for the last couple of days.

    Today starting well with nearly 2 kWh already.
    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
    • michaels
    • By michaels 27th Jun 17, 1:52 PM
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    michaels
    Passed PVGIS at 10AM yesterday and went on to a smidge under 6 Os

    This left me needing 5.5 Os to record our best ever month - hopefully doable despite today's dire weather than the equally poor forecast for the next 3 days. Shame really - if the last 4 days had been as good as the rest of the month we would probably have set an unassailable all time record.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 27th Jun 17, 8:34 PM
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    4.325 O's here today
    Tomorrow looks a washout
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Forecast was spot on. 1.475 O's here today......and there's more
    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 27th Jun 17, 10:26 PM
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    No sun, very little rain but much grey cloud.

    1.4 O's
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 28th Jun 17, 8:38 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just managed 3 O's yesterday.
    Rain & Clouds today
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 28th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
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    Markj1110
    1.63 O's yesterday. Today looks like it will be even worse!
    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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