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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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    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 16th Apr 17, 8:34 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 2.02 O's for today.
    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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Apr 17, 9:41 PM
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    legoman62
    Just 2.02 O's for today.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Similar day here on the E. coast apparently. 2.05 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
    • countryman
    • By countryman 16th Apr 17, 11:00 PM
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    countryman
    Similar day here on the E. coast apparently. 2.05 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    ...and similarly again managed a heady 2.1 O's in mid Linc's today...
    4kw PV fitted 4th July 2014 (Green Energy NW 5600). WSW facing, 30 deg Pitch, Unshaded, Samil Solar River inverter, 16 Solar World Mono panels, Iboost on Immersion Heater. located in mid Lincolnshire.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Apr 17, 6:53 AM
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    Merlin139
    Started well but never came to much. Rain stopped play around 14:00

    2.6 O's
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 17th Apr 17, 10:00 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.88 O's yesterday, nice morning, then rain!
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 17th Apr 17, 9:00 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Nice to see you back on the score sheet Mr O. I've not had time to post much of late but do try to make time to skim through most of the posts on here.
    Myself....well, I'm on track for over 100% PVGIS this month(much to the dismay of my FiTs provider) and have hit 4 Hawaii's in total so far in April(not rubbing it in Mr O....honest)
    Always good to see good customer support too, let's hope all the other inverter manufacturers come good on their warranties as/if/when they go to the graveyard in the sky.T
    Originally posted by tunnel
    Thanks Tunnel;
    14/4 2.56 O's
    15/4 4.8 O's
    16/4 2.7 O's
    And today 2.68 O's Thinks; I have missed the party.....
    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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 17th Apr 17, 9:31 PM
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    legoman62
    3.5 O's there today....most of it exported
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Apr 17, 9:43 PM
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    Merlin139
    Very steep Roller coaster pulling some heavy G's when it bottomed out each time.

    3.99496 O's

    Need to double what I have now to beat my best April.
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 18th Apr 17, 7:12 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Last 5 days have been a bit poor, but month end prediction still 105%, and hopefully a good day today.
    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 18th Apr 17, 7:47 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    3.5 O's there today....most of it exported
    Originally posted by legoman62
    3.7 O's here yesterday ....most of it used (well over 70%)
    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
    • countryman
    • By countryman 18th Apr 17, 8:43 AM
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    countryman
    3.3 O's yesterday and the majority of it put to good use around the place
    4kw PV fitted 4th July 2014 (Green Energy NW 5600). WSW facing, 30 deg Pitch, Unshaded, Samil Solar River inverter, 16 Solar World Mono panels, Iboost on Immersion Heater. located in mid Lincolnshire.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 18th Apr 17, 9:14 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.06 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 18th Apr 17, 8:20 PM
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    ajbell
    5.79 Os today.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th Apr 17, 9:37 PM
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    legoman62
    4.25 ish O's today.......still waiting for a/an Hawaii
    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
    • countryman
    • By countryman 18th Apr 17, 10:33 PM
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    countryman
    ...4.2 O's today
    4kw PV fitted 4th July 2014 (Green Energy NW 5600). WSW facing, 30 deg Pitch, Unshaded, Samil Solar River inverter, 16 Solar World Mono panels, Iboost on Immersion Heater. located in mid Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th Apr 17, 11:28 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Let the next 'party' start, a/an Hawaii today 5.08 O's; first one this April...........

    Edit: Think the new Inverter is working better than the old one, all cloud considered...

    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 18-04-2017 at 11:51 PM.
    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).
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 18th Apr 17, 11:33 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    5.83 o's today a good day 454kw for the month 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

    May Solar target 820kw
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 19th Apr 17, 5:59 AM
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    Merlin139
    4.67 O's

    Wanted more but happy with what I got.
    3.975 kW SF 35 Deg YO25 10% SI Location UP ON the ROOF!!!!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 19th Apr 17, 7:55 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 3.37 O's for yesterday, started and finished well, but cloudy in the middle.
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 19th Apr 17, 9:13 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.15 O's yesterday, a HAWAII.
    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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