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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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    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 21st Jan 18, 4:57 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor day today!

    0.25 O's

    Panels now covered in 2 inches of snow!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 21st Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 0.18 O's today in all the rain.
    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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 21st Jan 18, 5:32 PM
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    legoman62
    0.2 O's here today with minimal snow
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 22nd Jan 18, 7:22 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Just 0.18 O's today in all the rain.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    I feel your pain, just 0.036 O's here ......... so much rain.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 22nd Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.16 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 22nd Jan 18, 9:37 AM
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    Oscargrouch
    This is the first time I've looked at this thread, my panels were installed in late December and I only got a view of my panels' power production yesterday after the supplier enabled the website for me (although I could look at the units installed, the webapp makes things a lot easier to understand).
    So, in light of all that, forgive me for asking, but what are some of the things that forumites describe? What is Hawaii, what is Maiden and what is measured in "Os"?
    Today is sunnier than yesterday (10.6kWh produced so far) and there is still an hour and 10 minutes until sunset!
    Originally posted by DaddyR
    2 O's is a Bond (double O 7)
    3 O's is a TyphOOO (you only get an OOO etc)
    4 O's is a Wink (4O winks)
    5 O's is a Hawaii (Hawaii 5O)
    6 O's is a Maiden (an over in cricket with no score or O score)
    7 O's is a Heaven (7th heaven)
    8 O's ....... not sure we have one for 8, but not sure anyone has managed an 8 either ...... any suggestions? (Thanks to Mart)!....
    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 22nd Jan 18, 1:09 PM
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    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=68820259&postcount=11624

    I remember it being called Spud! Pot 8 toe and no body has claimed one yet!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 22nd Jan 18, 4:31 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    0.47 O's 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 22nd Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    Merlin139
    Reasonable morning with Sun!

    1.54 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 22nd Jan 18, 5:17 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=68820259&postcount=11624
    I remember it being called Spud! Pot 8 toe and no body has claimed one yet!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Following up on the stupidity, a/an/single 1 O's has got to be a un0 ???.. Can I be the first please, please....
    Back to the Office:- over the last 12 days I averaged 0.77 o's a day.
    Today I made unO + 0.08 O's..... Great Irish Coffee..
    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).
    • jamesrst1
    • By jamesrst1 22nd Jan 18, 6:02 PM
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    jamesrst1
    kw
    Hi thinking about getting a system installed but would like to know how much power is made in a month like this looking at peoples O's in the last few days is that around 1 to 2 kw a day so around £0.13 to £0.26 is that correct
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 22nd Jan 18, 7:12 PM
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    legoman62
    0.8 O's today
    Double digit temps here tomorrow...but will it be sunny?
    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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 22nd Jan 18, 7:34 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Hi thinking about getting a system installed but would like to know how much power is made in a month like this looking at peoples O's in the last few days is that around 1 to 2 kw a day so around £0.13 to £0.26 is that correct
    Originally posted by jamesrst1
    The best way to work out what you are likely to generate at different times of the year is to use PVGIS

    Find your location on the map by zooming in (you can usually point to your house) enter the orientation of your roof, its pitch and the size of the system and it will provide an estimate by day, month & year.

    Martyn's FAQ has more details.
    Last edited by ASavvyBuyer; Yesterday at 7:38 PM.
    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 23rd Jan 18, 11:45 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.97 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 23rd Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    Merlin139
    Sun came out just after midday then went straight back in!

    0.91 O's
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