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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 13th Oct 16, 9:16 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.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 13th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.13 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 13th Oct 16, 8:21 PM
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    legoman62
    Somehow managed 1.425 O's today between all that rain

    Water butts are full and overflowing thank you
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 14th Oct 16, 9:41 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.24 O's yesterday and a lot of rain!
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 14th Oct 16, 9:09 PM
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    legoman62
    0.85 O's here today. Worst day this month......so far
    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 14th Oct 16, 9:55 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.5 Os Starting to think am I measuring right
    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 14th Oct 16, 10:02 PM
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    ajbell
    2.4 Os today. Still well up this month.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Oct 16, 8:08 PM
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    legoman62
    1.5 O's here for me 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
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 15th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    ajbell
    2.25 Os today.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Oct 16, 9:27 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.5 O's here for me today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Great day here today; theory is 3.13 O's ...
    Back from Hols so :-
    8th Oct 1.44 O's
    9th Oct 2.2 O's
    10th Oct 2.84 O's
    11th Oct 2.13 O's
    12th Oct 2.00 O's
    13th Oct 1.81 O's
    14th Oct 2.10 O's
    All results via Wattson, which ain't too far out...

    Edit: Saved a shed load of Gas....
    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).
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 16th Oct 16, 9:44 AM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.0s in the damp lakes yesterday.

    294kw produced so far this month against a target of 374
    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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 16th Oct 16, 10:10 AM
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    tunnel
    Not been posting much of late due to workload and oh so "average" daily O's. This month is bumping along just above PVGIS. I should be pleased but I'd be a lot happier if I'd have seen the sun a bit more this past week rather than the rain. That's all it's seem to have done everytime I looked outside.
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 16th Oct 16, 4:25 PM
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    Merlin139
    Back from our Cruise into the atlantic @ 02:00 after stopping at the sons on the way home.

    Lots of Sun way too much Booze, lots of Exercise and a great time.

    01/10/16 2.01
    02/10/16 3.67
    03/10/16 4.86
    04/10/16 Hawaii + 0.08
    05/10/16 3.19
    06/10/16 3.64
    07/10/16 1.05
    08/10/16 1.92
    09/10/16 3.29
    10/10/16 2.76
    11/10/16 1.43
    12/10/16 1.06
    13/10/16 1.24
    14/10/16 0.68
    15/10/16 2.01

    At 64% of Estimate for the month.
    Last edited by Merlin139; 16-10-2016 at 4:30 PM.
    3.975 kW System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 15 x 265W 8.33 Gallium Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 16th Oct 16, 6:13 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.32 O's today a big early afternoon that saw my reader show 5.5 kw generating for 10 minutes or so
    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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 16th Oct 16, 6:34 PM
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    tunnel
    Another "average" 2 O's today, saw glimpses of sun but alas nothing to write home about.
    I would be grateful but er indoors has the dryer on and it's dark outside
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Oct 16, 7:11 PM
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    legoman62
    Made 0.1 O's by 13.00 in torrential rain

    Then the Sun appeared and finished today with 1.875 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
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 16th Oct 16, 7:40 PM
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    ajbell
    2.6 Os today and thanks to now using the second output on my iboost I managed to send 6kwh to hot water and radiators and export virtually nothing.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 16th Oct 16, 10:02 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Managed to use some Gas in the last two days...
    Only managed to make 3.12 O's today....past the 1/2 stage of October, par for the course.......
    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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Oct 16, 9:15 AM
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    Merlin139
    1.41 O's yesterday.

    Need Sun today as I tackle a mountain of holiday washing!
    3.975 kW System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 15 x 265W 8.33 Gallium Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 17th Oct 16, 9:56 AM
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    Markj1110
    14th Oct - 1.11 O's
    15th Oct - 1.47 O's
    16th Oct - 1.39 O's
    At 50% of PVGIS for October!
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
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