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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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    • michaels
    • By michaels 18th May 17, 9:37 PM
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    michaels
    We got 2.5 Os yesterday...only joking, it was 2.5kwh. Here in the sunny SE we are well down on pvgis let alone May last year. Could we rival last June for most Os below pvgis
    Last edited by michaels; 18-05-2017 at 10:35 PM.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th May 17, 9:39 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Very up and down day but good result!
    Hawaii + 0.71 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Where did you pull that lot from...Good start here, then cloudy most the afternoon; not the best way around for our system 3.8 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).
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 18th May 17, 9:42 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    At last, a day without rain.
    4.68 O's today, 3 loads of washing done, grass cut & a full tank of hot water
    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
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 18th May 17, 10:32 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    6.4 os today 43kw we are back!
    6.72kw Pv Ja Solar 280w * 24 panels, Solar Edge inverter, South facing no shading.
    South Lake District, delightful view of Morecambe Bay. Not Saving up for a battery too expensive

    July Solar target 769kw
    • countryman
    • By countryman 18th May 17, 11:56 PM
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    countryman
    4.5 O's today but it's raining heavy right now and the forecast for tomorrow is somewhat grim so........
    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.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 19th May 17, 8:10 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Back in black here with a lovely 4.84 O's yesterday, and 2kW of power by 7.30 this morning, now heading for 2.5kW.

    Come on May, be positive, like me!
    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 19th May 17, 9:27 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.72 O's yesterday, a HAWAII, thats better, but today its raining.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • defaultdriver
    • By defaultdriver 19th May 17, 9:28 AM
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    defaultdriver
    0.4 O's on Wednesday
    2.3 O's yesterday. At 43% for the month I am heading for the worst Month since install
    3.99KW SunEdison (14 * 285W), Solis inverter, iBoost, Herts, roughly SW facing
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 19th May 17, 8:51 PM
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    legoman62
    A washout here today.....non stop rain = 1.025 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 19th May 17, 9:20 PM
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    Merlin139
    Not too much rain but loads of dark cloud.

    1.56 O's
    • countryman
    • By countryman 19th May 17, 9:47 PM
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    countryman
    A washout here today.....non stop rain = 1.025 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62

    Same here today... @ 1.55 O's
    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.
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 19th May 17, 9:58 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    4.0 os in grange over sands
    6.72kw Pv Ja Solar 280w * 24 panels, Solar Edge inverter, South facing no shading.
    South Lake District, delightful view of Morecambe Bay. Not Saving up for a battery too expensive

    July Solar target 769kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 19th May 17, 10:14 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    6.4 os today 43kw we are back!
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    You never learn..(Don't tempt providence)...
    Not too much rain but loads of dark cloud.
    1.56 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    What's happened, as the end broken off the wand: C**p day here with only 2.72 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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 20th May 17, 8:05 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Very disappointing day here too, teased me all day with a 30kWh, but only managed a piddly 29.9kWh in the end .... 5.36 O's.

    Long term forecast says 8 sunny days ahead.

    When will this nightmare end?
    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 20th May 17, 10:05 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.38 O's yesterday. May is turning out to be a very up and down month!!
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 20th May 17, 9:53 PM
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    countryman
    Sunshine & rain... 3.97 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 20th May 17, 9:54 PM
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    Merlin139
    Had some sun and it was a goodish day.

    4.80 O's
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 20th May 17, 9:56 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    4.28 0s 671kw for month it continues
    6.72kw Pv Ja Solar 280w * 24 panels, Solar Edge inverter, South facing no shading.
    South Lake District, delightful view of Morecambe Bay. Not Saving up for a battery too expensive

    July Solar target 769kw
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 20th May 17, 10:39 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    When will this nightmare end?
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    June...
    1.38 O's yesterday. May is turning out to be a very up and down month!!
    Originally posted by Markj1110
    Yeah, more down than up...4.28 O's here..
    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 20th May 17, 11:44 PM
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    legoman62
    Sunshine, rain, thunder and lightning = 3.875 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
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