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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 21st Sep 16, 8:13 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    My 1st post on this bit.......6kw system installed and switched on at 0930am this morning

    8.5kw produced waiting to see how everyone else did!

    Interestingly one of the solar panel fitters is now suffering from sunstroke after working on my roof yesterday.......
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 21st Sep 16, 8:28 PM
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    legoman62
    My 1st post on this bit.......6kw system installed and switched on at 0930am this morning

    8.5kw produced waiting to see how everyone else did!

    Interestingly one of the solar panel fitters is now suffering from sunstroke after working on my roof yesterday.......
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Welcome aboard rugbyleaguesmate.

    I made 2.175 O's...or in old money 8.7kWh
    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 21st Sep 16, 8:53 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    And a welcome from me as well rugbyleaguesmate.
    Very poor day here...again...2.2 O's...
    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).
    • pinnks
    • By pinnks 21st Sep 16, 9:51 PM
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    pinnks
    2.2 Os - luxury. Only 1.8 here and pretty much no chance of hitting September expectations. Need 17+ kWh per day or 3.25 Os every day until the end of the month. Oh well, some you lose...
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 21st Sep 16, 10:21 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Can someone point me to what o's are please?
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 21st Sep 16, 10:53 PM
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    legoman62
    Can someone point me to what o's are please?
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    8.5kWh divided by your system size 6kWp = 1.416 O's

    Or Check out Oscar's signature
    Last edited by legoman62; 21-09-2016 at 11:02 PM.
    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
    • SalsaDanca
    • By SalsaDanca 21st Sep 16, 11:14 PM
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    SalsaDanca
    Monday: 2.2 O's
    Tuesday: 1.6
    Wednesday: 2.8

    I need to average 3.1 O's per day for the rest of the month to hit my PVGIS target. Not looking good.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 22nd Sep 16, 11:41 AM
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    Markj1110
    And a welcome from me as well rugbyleaguesmate.
    Very poor day here...again...2.2 O's...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    And a welcome from me rugbyleaguesmate.

    20th Sept - 0.97 O's.
    21st Sept - 2.53 O's.

    Only at 62% of PVGIS monthly target so far.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • carbry
    • By carbry 22nd Sep 16, 3:23 PM
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    carbry
    19th sept 1.0 O's
    20th sept 2.5 O's
    21st sept 3.O7 O's
    3.13 kWp system, south facing, East Coast lincolnshire. Installed dec 2015
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 22nd Sep 16, 7:22 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    22nd September 34 kw/6 = 5.67 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 22nd Sep 16, 7:37 PM
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    legoman62
    2.725 O's here today

    Sept PVGIS is...." target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy16VUmzj-g
    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
    • carbry
    • By carbry 22nd Sep 16, 7:43 PM
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    carbry
    2.7 O's today
    welcome rugyleague
    3.13 kWp system, south facing, East Coast lincolnshire. Installed dec 2015
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 22nd Sep 16, 7:56 PM
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    tunnel
    22nd September 34 kw/6 = 5.67 O's
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate

    You know, you can go off people......
    Never mind....welcome to the dark side. 4.4 O's for me today(ssw only as can't be bothered to check the others)
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 22nd Sep 16, 8:38 PM
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    Merlin139
    Welcome rugbyleaguesmate,

    4.08 O's here today.

    Better afternoon with a peak of 3.6 kWh's @ 13:45

    82.8% of Estimate in the bag.

    Passed Sept 2014 total and Q3 2014 total today.
    3.975 kW System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 15 x 265W 8.33 Gallium Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 22nd Sep 16, 10:36 PM
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    Oscargrouch

    You know, you can go off people......
    Never mind....welcome to the dark side. 4.4 O's for me today(ssw only as can't be bothered to check the others)
    Originally posted by tunnel
    Hope not Mr T..........only 3.6 O's here...
    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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 23rd Sep 16, 7:42 AM
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    Martyn1981
    22nd September 34 kw/6 = 5.67 O's
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Nice! You got a 'Hawaii' (Hawaii 5O's). We made up a whole list of nicknames once.

    I got 3.74 O's yesterday, a Typhooo, just short of a wink (4O winks).

    Won't be long before we'll all be down to a Bond ...... OO.

    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.
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 23rd Sep 16, 8:22 AM
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    shavy65
    Only the 2.7 O`s yesterday.
    Today is lovely though, beautiful morning although quite cool. Panels will be happy.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 24 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 23rd Sep 16, 10:02 AM
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    Markj1110
    3.37 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.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 23rd Sep 16, 7:32 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Today 3.65 O"s in the South Lake District
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 23rd Sep 16, 7:53 PM
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    legoman62
    3.075 O's here today.....I want 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
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