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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 25th May 17, 11:31 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    6.36 os today

    pvgis hit for May at about 2pm this afternoon

    Can I do a mwatt in a single month?
    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

    May Solar target 820kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 25th May 17, 11:39 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Thank the Lord it's only a/an Hawaii + 0.68 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 26th May 17, 4:43 AM
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    Merlin139
    Nearly a perfect bell curve. A lot hotter yesterday which kept the peak temp down around 0.5 kWh below recent days.

    Listing today's total slightly different.

    6 X Nelson O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 26th May 17, 6:11 AM
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    Martyn1981
    5.2 O's here. A couple more very good days and May should be in the bag .... #kissofdeath
    Just 'call me Mart'. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (2.4 ESE & 1.18 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • defaultdriver
    • By defaultdriver 26th May 17, 8:55 AM
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    defaultdriver
    5.23 O's yesterday. At nearly 70% for the month.
    3.99KW SunEdison (14 * 285W), Solis inverter, iBoost, Herts, roughly SW facing
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 26th May 17, 9:58 AM
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    Markj1110
    6.47 O's yesterday, thats the 3rd MAIDEN on the trot!!
    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 26th May 17, 8:06 PM
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    Merlin139
    Well good day. another great curve.

    Maiden + 0.77 O's

    Up to 95% of Estimate.
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 26th May 17, 8:52 PM
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    legoman62
    Maiden + 0.45 O's here today

    See the 5.436kW peak....smokin

    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
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 26th May 17, 9:11 PM
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    ajbell
    6.86 Os today. Could of been over 7 but the heat was keeping down my normal peak of 3.75 to about 3.5.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 26th May 17, 9:11 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    7.09os......47.66kw 4hrs of 5.2kw think I have a dodgy panel which I am investigating!
    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

    May Solar target 820kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 26th May 17, 11:29 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not too bad a day here.. A/An Hawaii + 1.84 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 27th May 17, 11:57 AM
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    Markj1110
    6.21 O's yesterday, a MAIDEN, Fourth Maiden on the trot!!

    2nd Anniversary of system yesterday,

    3513 kWh - 2016/17, compared to 3780 kWh - 2015/16. Figure for 2016/17 is down on previous year, mainly due to the rubbish weather and generation figures so far in 2017!! - which i think a lot of other people will agree with. Hopefully it will pick up.
    MCS Certificate states - 3445 kWh. PVGIS figure is 3750 kWh.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 27th May 17, 9:23 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Bit of a day today with only 4.32 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).
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 27th May 17, 9:32 PM
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    ajbell
    4.56 Os today and 432kWh for month so far (90%)
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 27th May 17, 9:41 PM
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    Merlin139
    Too much cloud

    4.72 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 28th May 17, 12:14 AM
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    legoman62
    3.8 O's on the not so sunny E coast yesterday
    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
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