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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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    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 9th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.88 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 9th Oct 16, 1:17 PM
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    Rheumatoid
    Maxing out at 3.68 kW in the rain!
    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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 9th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Not a bad 4.51 o's today 200kw for Oct so far
    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
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 9th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    ajbell
    Not a bad 4.51 o's today 200kw for Oct so far
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate


    You are beginning to annoy me now.
    2.9 Os today.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Oct 16, 8:37 PM
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    legoman62
    2.565 O's for us here 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
    • matty2767
    • By matty2767 9th Oct 16, 8:46 PM
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    matty2767
    3.5 Os today and 120kwh for the month. so far this has been a way better start than June
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 10th Oct 16, 8:43 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.34 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 10th Oct 16, 7:23 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    4.18 o's sorry if this causes offence.......☺����
    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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Oct 16, 8:18 PM
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    legoman62
    2.75 O's here today

    Apparently the weather is going downhill fast for the rest of the week
    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 10th Oct 16, 9:15 PM
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    ajbell
    Rugbyleaguesmate, is your house in orbit around the sun?.
    This is your final warning, stop generating so much.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 10th Oct 16, 10:46 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    Rugbyleaguesmate, is your house in orbit around the sun?.
    This is your final warning, stop generating so much.
    Originally posted by ajbell
    I think my house is sat on the sun! The teams advice to me on here has put my system in Champions League territory......makes that battery worth considering more?!

    Ian
    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 11th Oct 16, 7:49 AM
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    Martyn1981
    I think my house is sat on the sun! The teams advice to me on here has put my system in Champions League territory......makes that battery worth considering more?!

    Ian
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    "The Team" doesn't give advice so you can come on here with 28kWh in mid October and make us all jealous.

    Seriously though, glad it's going well. Maybe you just have a good location and unshaded roof. But over the years I've been somewhat shocked at the performance of my SolarEdge roof, which despite quite a bit of shading is actually performing just above 'full' PVGIS. So perhaps, the claims are right and you're seeing a 5%+ bonus.

    Too early to tell, but may the Os be with you.

    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 11th Oct 16, 8:10 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.85 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 11th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    1.97 o's today.....
    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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Oct 16, 8:34 PM
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    legoman62
    2.4.... better than expected O's here 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
    • defaultdriver
    • By defaultdriver 11th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    defaultdriver
    3.25 O's today. Only had two below average days and at 55% for the Month already.
    Into my last month of the first year, hoping this will boost the final numbers and get more close to PVGIS.
    3.99KW SunEdison (14 * 285W), Solis inverter, iBoost, Herts, roughly SW facing
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 11th Oct 16, 10:53 PM
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    ajbell
    2.4 Os today, 35kWh ahead for October.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 12th Oct 16, 10:07 AM
    • 518 Posts
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    Markj1110
    1.42 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 12th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
    • 97 Posts
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.98 os today
    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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    legoman62
    1.25 O's here today

    Everybody on holiday
    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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