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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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    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 13th Mar 17, 8:12 PM
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    Merlin139
    Great morning, Naff afternoon.

    3.54 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 13th Mar 17, 8:13 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    2.15 O's today, 650 kw generated year to date need to send 3 months readings in on march 26th
    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

    April Solar target 714kw
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 13th Mar 17, 8:24 PM
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    jimjames
    5 Os today. Not bad for March.
    Last edited by jimjames; 13-03-2017 at 8:26 PM.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Just over one O yesterday, but today was my second Hawaii of the year, at 5.29 Os. (& got the washing done as well!)
    I hope there are some other Hawaiis from the rest of you.
    Cheers!
    Originally posted by old grouser
    No such luck here...

    Better day here today 2.325 O's...Shame about the afternoon
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Better down souff; if Northants can be so classed...3.96 O's.....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB 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 14th Mar 17, 6:24 PM
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    Merlin139
    Very poor morning. Improved around 13:00

    Ended with 2.36 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 14th Mar 17, 7:03 PM
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    legoman62
    A new "best day" here..well it should be getting better by now! 2.975 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 14th Mar 17, 7:26 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    3.68os in the quite nice norf
    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

    April Solar target 714kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 14th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    2.16 O's in the not so nice E Mids..
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB 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 15th Mar 17, 10:12 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.13 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.
    • NigeWick
    • By NigeWick 15th Mar 17, 5:26 PM
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    NigeWick
    5.285 O's up to a couple of minutes ago, still producing 1034 watts but sun going down quickly now.
    The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 15th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
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    Merlin139
    Passed 11 Megs today.

    Afternoon perfect, morning not quite up to required standard.

    Best day since 18 Sept 16

    1st 20+ kWh of the year.

    Hawaii +
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 15th Mar 17, 6:37 PM
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    Markj1110
    Best day today since Sept 18th last year, 4.26 O's.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • old grouser
    • By old grouser 15th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
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    old grouser
    Yesterday was a goodish 3.7 Os, but today was a cracking day, Gromit, and my third Hawaii of the season - 5.4 Os.
    Also, today the system passed 20mW/hours in its five and a half years. That gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I've generated enough to power the whole UK for the equivalent of about 22 minutes. I now have to decide which 22 minutes I'd like it to be....
    O G Somewhere on the South Downs
    3.29kWp S by E
    Greetings to Druids everywhere
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Mar 17, 7:19 PM
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    legoman62
    A new "best day" here..well it should be getting better by now! 2.975 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    And again: 3.7 O's today

    Best day since 11th Sept
    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 15th Mar 17, 8:05 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    3.15 o's from the frozen north
    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

    April Solar target 714kw
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 15th Mar 17, 9:04 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    3.08 O's today.
    Best day since 22nd September 2016
    Tank full of hot water, washing machine on twice and heat pump/air conditioner working a treat.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30° pitch, 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
    • Rheumatoid
    • By Rheumatoid 15th Mar 17, 9:05 PM
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    Rheumatoid
    5.5 O's. best since 11/9/2016. Back on track for PVGIS
    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
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 15th Mar 17, 10:53 PM
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    jimjames
    5 Os today, another good day
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Mar 17, 11:15 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    And again: 3.7 O's today
    Best day since 11th Sept
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Think I may have beaten you by a tad:..a/an Hawaii + 0.2 O's....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB 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 16th Mar 17, 11:30 AM
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    Merlin139
    Just passed Feb production total.
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
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