Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
    • 2,874Posts
    • 1,213Thanks
    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
    • #1
    • 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.
Page 816
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 17th Oct 16, 3:43 PM
    • 365 Posts
    • 1,080 Thanks
    shavy65
    Before today was sitting at 110% for the month so far.
    The last week or so has been shockingly poor up here....especially compared to the first week of the month!

    Left for work this morning at 7:43. And my inverter was still sleeping. Lazy b@stard.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 17th Oct 16, 6:53 PM
    • 97 Posts
    • 512 Thanks
    rugbyleaguesmate
    3.16os today 47kw required to hit Oct target
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Oct 16, 7:40 PM
    • 3,773 Posts
    • 15,163 Thanks
    Merlin139
    3.13 O's

    Good but could have been much better.
    3.975 kW System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 15 x 265W 8.33 Gallium Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 17th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
    • 1,796 Posts
    • 8,844 Thanks
    legoman62
    2.45 O's here today

    Grass cut and dishwasher on while the Sun was out
    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 17th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
    • 2,465 Posts
    • 11,282 Thanks
    Oscargrouch
    2.45 O's here today

    Grass cut and dishwasher on while the Sun was out
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Fair play to you......

    3.08 O's for me today in sunny, rainy Northants....
    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).
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 17th Oct 16, 11:11 PM
    • 784 Posts
    • 2,509 Thanks
    ajbell
    3.92 Os today.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 18th Oct 16, 9:10 AM
    • 365 Posts
    • 1,080 Thanks
    shavy65
    6.1 Kwh`s yesterday. Exactly October`s daily target for me.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 18th Oct 16, 9:52 AM
    • 518 Posts
    • 3,445 Thanks
    Markj1110
    2.18 O's yesterday. Today its dull and wet!
    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 18th Oct 16, 6:19 PM
    • 97 Posts
    • 512 Thanks
    rugbyleaguesmate
    1.66 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 18th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
    • 1,796 Posts
    • 8,844 Thanks
    legoman62
    1.325 O's here today

    Forecast for next 7 days is rain everyday!
    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 18th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
    • 2,465 Posts
    • 11,282 Thanks
    Oscargrouch
    Brill day for me today:...4.0000 O's goodish curve on Wattson http://wattson.energyhive.com/dashboard/oscarsenergy
    What more can be asked? I know one; British Gov; Support the PM, get on with the job, leave the Banks to clear up their own !!!! ups; we voted for Brexit, get on with it... otherwise; Democracy goes out of the window......
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 18-10-2016 at 11:02 PM.
    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 19th Oct 16, 7:32 AM
    • 4,945 Posts
    • 8,529 Thanks
    Martyn1981
    Got 1.7 Os yesterday, so yet another day slightly ahead of target. Now predicting 116% for October, and if the weather forecast for today to Fri is correct, will probably hit October target by the end of the week.

    Currently predicting lowest annual generation since all systems were up and running, but still 102% (hopefully) of 'old' PVGIS target - shading, what shading!

    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 19th Oct 16, 8:19 AM
    • 190 Posts
    • 247 Thanks
    ASavvyBuyer
    Got 1.97 O's here yesterday. Best day since beginning of the month. As Martyn says, forecast for next few days looks good here; so hopefully exceed PVGIS target of 135kWh for October soon. Already at 109kWh.
    Rhondda Cynon Taff, 4kw West Facing PV, 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 19th Oct 16, 9:17 AM
    • 518 Posts
    • 3,445 Thanks
    Markj1110
    1.99 O's yesterday. Better than I expected!
    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 19th Oct 16, 9:37 AM
    • 3,773 Posts
    • 15,163 Thanks
    Merlin139
    A day of 3 parts.



    2.58 O's

    If the forecast had been correct it would have rained most of the day.
    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 19th Oct 16, 7:00 PM
    • 97 Posts
    • 512 Thanks
    rugbyleaguesmate
    4.17 O's today should hit Oct PVGIS tomorrow I like this game.....
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 19th Oct 16, 7:18 PM
    • 3,773 Posts
    • 15,163 Thanks
    Merlin139
    Poor day 1.74 O's

    Need 12.5 O's to make estimate in 12 days.
    Last edited by Merlin139; 20-10-2016 at 9:43 AM. Reason: Cannot count.
    3.975 kW System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 15 x 265W 8.33 Gallium Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Driffield, East Yorkshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 19th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
    • 1,796 Posts
    • 8,844 Thanks
    legoman62
    0.8 O's here today on the carp E. Coast

    Think I'm gonna rename my location to Missouri
    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 19th Oct 16, 9:14 PM
    • 2,465 Posts
    • 11,282 Thanks
    Oscargrouch
    Think I'm gonna rename my location to Missouri
    Originally posted by legoman62
    That sounds appropriate, I'll join you; good start until 12:30 then ended with 2.04 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).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 20th Oct 16, 10:07 AM
    • 518 Posts
    • 3,445 Thanks
    Markj1110
    1.12 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.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,821Posts Today

7,309Users online

Martin's Twitter