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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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    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 5th Oct 16, 6:25 PM
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    Rheumatoid
    3.58 today
    currently at 183% PVGIS but forecast looks like it will bring that back down over the next few days.
    Last edited by Rheumatoid; 05-10-2016 at 6:27 PM.
    16 Panel (250W JASolar) 4kWp, facing 170 degrees, 40 degree slope, Solis Inverter, Geo Solo II Monitor. Installed 29/9/2015 - £4700 (Norfolk Solar Together Scheme)
    Year target (PVGIS-CMSAF) = 3880kWh - Installer estimate 3452 kWh; Year 1 Actual = 4152kWh
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 5th Oct 16, 7:57 PM
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    legoman62
    Made exactly 2 O's here today

    Dark at 18.45
    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 5th Oct 16, 11:09 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Pleased with today; it is after all, October. Last year I only made 1 Hawaii in October, so time will tell. Today...4.68 O's . Going on Holiday soon to save using C/H.....
    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).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 6th Oct 16, 7:59 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.36 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.
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 6th Oct 16, 8:41 AM
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    ajbell
    another 4.5 Os yesterday and 79kWh so far in October, 185% of PVGIS.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 6th Oct 16, 6:03 PM
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    Martyn1981
    1.75 Os today, about spot on target. Overall a nice start to the month and currently predicting 109% for October, if the rest is average.

    Still no heating on, though it's getting closer, and have had to put 'big boy pants' on this afternoon, as shorts and T-shirt are just not enough. But still a very warm start to the colder months.

    Mart.
    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.
    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 6th Oct 16, 6:26 PM
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    Rheumatoid
    2.15 today. Just a smidge over daily PVGIS but worst day of month so far.
    16 Panel (250W JASolar) 4kWp, facing 170 degrees, 40 degree slope, Solis Inverter, Geo Solo II Monitor. Installed 29/9/2015 - £4700 (Norfolk Solar Together Scheme)
    Year target (PVGIS-CMSAF) = 3880kWh - Installer estimate 3452 kWh; Year 1 Actual = 4152kWh
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 6th Oct 16, 8:05 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.75 Os today,Still no heating on, though it's getting closer, and have had to put 'big boy pants' on this afternoon, as shorts and T-shirt are just not enough. But still a very warm start to the colder months.
    Mart.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    I had to concede today and had C/H on for an hour this evening Only managed 2.24 O's today...
    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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 6th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    legoman62
    I had to concede today and had C/H on for an hour this evening Only managed 2.24 O's today...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Ours has been on and off for a week now!

    2.175 O's here today

    Best start to any Oct = 53.8kWh....there, I've jinxed it now
    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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 6th Oct 16, 10:08 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    5.02 Os boommmmmmmmmmm
    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

    December Solar target 160kw
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 7th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.35 O's yesterday. Today its drizzling!

    I too have had to put the heating on at times this week.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 7th Oct 16, 9:21 AM
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    Martyn1981
    I had to concede today and had C/H on for an hour this evening Only managed 2.24 O's today...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    We admitted defeat this morning. Boiler on for about 30 mins, heavy curtains fitted to the loft stairs. Usually rollout the lino to cover the stone hallway, but the dog ate most of it last winter when she was a pup! (BTW, she's off to big school in Lemington next week to train as a guide dog, so some tears shall be shed on Thursday. )

    Winter is coming!

    Mart.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Oct 16, 7:15 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Ours has been on and off for a week now!
    Best start to any Oct = 53.8kWh....there, I've jinxed it now:
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Many a 'true word' said....0.72 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    legoman62
    Many a 'true word' said....0.72 O's .......
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Yep! Cold and dull day here today

    No rain....or Sunshine = 1.05 O's
    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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 7th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    1.03 o's what a contrast!
    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

    December Solar target 160kw
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 8th Oct 16, 8:54 AM
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    Martyn1981
    1.03 o's what a contrast!
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Welcome to the fun world of PV. Monthly figures don't vary too much usually (cough! Nov/Dec 2015) but daily gen can be 'interesting'.

    You've joined the game at a good time, as you've seen some really good gen, then you'll have to watch it drop, drop and drop some more, before the steady climb back up next Jan to some big numbers in May/June/July.

    My system tops out at around 6 Os, but yours should go into the 7's and perhaps tease the holy grail of an 8.

    Mart.
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 8th Oct 16, 9:05 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.02 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.
    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 8th Oct 16, 12:45 PM
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    Rheumatoid
    0.68 yesterday. first day under PVGIS this month and in a big way!
    16 Panel (250W JASolar) 4kWp, facing 170 degrees, 40 degree slope, Solis Inverter, Geo Solo II Monitor. Installed 29/9/2015 - £4700 (Norfolk Solar Together Scheme)
    Year target (PVGIS-CMSAF) = 3880kWh - Installer estimate 3452 kWh; Year 1 Actual = 4152kWh
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Oct 16, 7:15 PM
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    legoman62
    Cold and dull here until mid afternoon, then Sunshine = 2.175 O's 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
    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 9th Oct 16, 11:36 AM
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    Rheumatoid
    1.75 yesterday. today looking better
    16 Panel (250W JASolar) 4kWp, facing 170 degrees, 40 degree slope, Solis Inverter, Geo Solo II Monitor. Installed 29/9/2015 - £4700 (Norfolk Solar Together Scheme)
    Year target (PVGIS-CMSAF) = 3880kWh - Installer estimate 3452 kWh; Year 1 Actual = 4152kWh
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