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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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    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 15th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.48 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Jun 17, 8:44 PM
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    legoman62
    4.475 O's here today
    Just over 253kWh at the !/2 way point in June.
    Above PVGIS
    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 15th Jun 17, 9:31 PM
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    Merlin139
    Just over 253kWh at the !/2 way point in June.
    Above PVGIS
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Less than 0.5kWh behind your total.

    4.97% of estimate today.

    Hopefully looking to double the total by the end of the month.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 15th Jun 17, 10:44 PM
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    countryman
    Hawaii + .31 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.
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 16th Jun 17, 12:13 AM
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    ajbell
    5.3 Os today and 264kWh so far this month.


    Only 31kWh taken from grid.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 16th Jun 17, 10:28 AM
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    Oscargrouch
    Forgot to post yesterday...A/an Hawaii + 0.76 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 Jun 17, 10:34 AM
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    Merlin139
    Forgot to post yesterday
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Is that an age thing?
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Jun 17, 8:46 PM
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    legoman62
    Dull earlier, but nice afternoon/evening = 4.7 O's today
    Last edited by legoman62; 16-06-2017 at 8:49 PM.
    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 16th Jun 17, 9:34 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Is that an age thing?
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Probably; clubbing until 04:00 wouldn't help either...just as well I don't do that anymore....A/an Hawaii + 0.8 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Jun 17, 7:42 AM
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    Merlin139
    Another goodish day yesterday.

    Another 4.97% of estimate. Same as the day before.

    Could not post last night as I was out celebrating being turned down for release at my 33 year Parole board hearing!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 17th Jun 17, 10:03 AM
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    Markj1110
    15th June 5.14 O's.
    16th June 4.17 O's.
    273 kWh for month so far, 460 kWh for PVGIS target, best June was 2015 - 558 kWh achieved! - worst June 2016 - only 408 kWh achieved!
    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 17th Jun 17, 10:31 PM
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    ajbell
    6.1 Os today and 307 kWh for the month.
    Only taken 37 kWh from the grid.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 17th Jun 17, 11:16 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another goodish day yesterday.
    Another 4.97% of estimate. Same as the day before.
    Could not post last night as I was out celebrating being turned down for release at my 33 year Parole board hearing!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    That'll teach you not to eat yer pudding...
    Best day today this month (so far) A/an Hawaii + 1.72.... Of the watch-ima call it 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 17th Jun 17, 11:22 PM
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    Merlin139
    Hot. Kept production down but ended with:

    6.01% of estimate. Above 25 kWh's for the first time this month.

    Passed 300 kWh's for the month.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th Jun 17, 12:32 AM
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    legoman62
    Hawaii+0.425 O's here yesterday
    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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 18th Jun 17, 6:38 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    26.72 kWh yesterday; 6.68 O's; A MAIDEN +; best day so far this year.
    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 Jun 17, 6:39 AM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    6.62 os yesterday 440kw month to date on track again
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 18th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Best gen this year with 31.1kWh's, or 5.57 Os. Projection now at 101% for the month, hooray.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 18th Jun 17, 9:00 AM
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    countryman
    Hawaii + .7 O's from yesterdays sunshine
    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 Jun 17, 11:14 AM
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    Markj1110
    6.3 O's yesterday, a MAIDEN. Todays looking good as well!
    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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