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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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    • theboylard
    • By theboylard 8th Jun 17, 12:46 AM
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    theboylard
    1.2 O's - 6th June, horrible day, wet, dull, windy.
    6.04 O's - today, 7th June, quite sunny, cloudier in the afternoon.
    Originally posted by Markj1110
    Are you me?!
    6/6 - 1.64 ho's
    7/6 - 6.01 ho's - 'tis a Maiden

    Very surprised to see that - happy, but surprised!
    4kWp, SSE, 16 x 250w EcoFuture BoB with retro-fitted SolarEdge P300 optimisers & SE3500 Inverter, in occasionally sunny Corby, Northants.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 8th Jun 17, 9:30 PM
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    A Very Very poor day with only 3.24 O's. Won't be long now until the longest day and then, heading back into Winter ...
    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 8th Jun 17, 9:44 PM
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    A Very Very poor day with only 3.24 O's. Won't be long now until the longest day and then, heading back into Winter ...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    A not quite so very poor day here today = 3.8 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 8th Jun 17, 9:56 PM
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    Merlin139
    Well naff day here today.

    Only 2.39% of Estimate.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 8th Jun 17, 11:05 PM
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    countryman
    3.6 O's today in the sunshine & rain
    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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Jun 17, 9:39 PM
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    Hawaii + 0.2 O's here today
    Wow! I'm even up on June PVGIS at the moment
    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 9th Jun 17, 10:03 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Hawaii + 0.2 O's here todayWow! I'm even up on June PVGIS at the moment
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Beat yer..a/an Hawaii + 1.28 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 9th Jun 17, 11:51 PM
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    Lots of clouds with much sun and bits of rain.

    Still spent all day in the garden and lots done.

    4.94% of estimate.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 10th Jun 17, 10:48 AM
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    8th June - 2.65 O's.
    9th June - 4.94 O's.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 10th Jun 17, 8:39 PM
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    Not a good day...4.4 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).
    • michaels
    • By michaels 10th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
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    michaels
    Up to 3.30 it looked like it might be a record day...but then it clouded over, 6.3 Os
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 10th Jun 17, 11:34 PM
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    Well poor day. Could have been much worse if the sun did not appear for like an hour.

    2.3% of Estimate.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Jun 17, 11:57 PM
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    3.55 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
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 11th Jun 17, 1:36 AM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Got home expecting to have surpassed another landmark, but not quite!

    [IMG]2017-06-11-004918.jpg[/IMG]
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 11th Jun 17, 10:40 AM
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    2.49 O's yesterday. Raining a lot of the day!
    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 11th Jun 17, 9:03 PM
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    Posting early, got to get up for an incumbrance called work.... a/an Hawaii + 0.32 O's...any spare I'll add on the morrow, Watts in the Bank....
    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 11th Jun 17, 10:11 PM
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    Almost in Hawaii territory today made 4.875 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Jun 17, 10:18 PM
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    A mixed day here. Some sun to replace the clouds late afternoon. Very windy.

    4.34% of estimate. Total upto 40.7% of estimate for the month.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 12th Jun 17, 12:48 AM
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    countryman
    Hawaii + .1 yesterday...
    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 12th Jun 17, 8:55 AM
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    4.29 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.
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