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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 18th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    Merlin139
    Similar day to yesterday. Near perfect curve but warmer so production down.

    6.002% of estimate
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 18th Jun 17, 8:54 PM
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    ajbell
    6.25 Os today and 332 kWh for June so far.
    Only 39 kWh taken from grid.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th Jun 17, 10:06 PM
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    legoman62
    Maiden + 0.15 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th Jun 17, 10:38 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Maiden + 0.15 O's here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Good in the morning here; bit cloudy later hence only A/an Hawaii + 0.68 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).
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 18th Jun 17, 11:01 PM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    7.12os today booooooooooooooom!
    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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 18th Jun 17, 11:08 PM
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    tunnel
    Afternoon cloud put paid to a really good day. Still i'll settle for nearly £14 in FiTs(helps pay to keep the aircon on at night)
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 19th Jun 17, 7:27 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Another Maiden + 0.268 O's here yesterday
    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 Jun 17, 9:28 AM
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    Markj1110
    6.60 O's yesterday, a MAIDEN. best day of the month so far.
    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 19th Jun 17, 10:41 AM
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    countryman
    Maiden + a shade not worthy of mention 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.
    • defaultdriver
    • By defaultdriver 19th Jun 17, 12:50 PM
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    defaultdriver
    averaged out at 4.5 O's for the last week. Happy with that.
    3.99KW SunEdison (14 * 285W), Solis inverter, iBoost, Herts, roughly SW facing
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 19th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    legoman62
    4.975 O's or 19.9kWh today. Just couldn't squeeze a/an Hawaii out of my panelsi
    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 Jun 17, 10:05 PM
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    Merlin139
    Goodish day but the heat kept max prod below 3 kWh.

    Ended with 5.43% of estimate.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 19th Jun 17, 10:17 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    4.975 O's or 19.9kWh today. Just couldn't squeeze a/an Hawaii out of my panelsi
    Originally posted by legoman62
    You must squeeze harder....
    More of a shocking day here....4.28 O's..Despite the Mole Grips...
    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 Jun 17, 7:10 AM
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    Martyn1981
    5.3 O's here, but too hot, damn hot!
    Just 'call me 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 20th Jun 17, 7:57 AM
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    countryman
    Yes, it's quite odd how the intense heat holds back the generation despite the sunshine.... 4.72 )'s here 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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 20th Jun 17, 8:00 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    5.84 O's here yesterday; another Hawaii.

    Hot outside, but lovely and cool inside
    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 20th Jun 17, 9:29 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.74 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 20th Jun 17, 8:26 PM
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    legoman62
    2.55 O's here today

    How does the song go...What a difference a day makes
    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 20th Jun 17, 9:01 PM
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    Merlin139
    Dull overcast day until around 13:30. Half the temp of the previous days and it was a tad windy.

    Ended with 3.87% of estimate. Over 4 O's in old money.

    Just short of 85% of the monthly estimate with 10 days to go.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 20th Jun 17, 10:08 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Another Hawaii + 0.525 O's here today
    Last edited by ASavvyBuyer; 21-06-2017 at 4:38 AM. Reason: typo
    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
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