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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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    • countryman
    • By countryman 5th Jul 17, 10:33 PM
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    countryman
    Hawaii + .47 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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 5th Jul 17, 10:44 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Another Maiden 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 5th Jul 17, 10:52 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not too bad here with A/an Hawaii + wait for it.......1.4 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).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 6th Jul 17, 9:47 AM
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    Markj1110
    3.91 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 6th Jul 17, 7:01 PM
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    Merlin139
    Yesterday 1.79 O's

    Another day of cloud!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 6th Jul 17, 8:56 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Yesterday 1.79 O's
    Another day of cloud!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    A Bit rubbish here today with only 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 6th Jul 17, 9:08 PM
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    legoman62
    4.325 O's here today
    Dark at 20.00
    Thunder and lightning now but no rain.....yet
    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 6th Jul 17, 10:08 PM
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    Merlin139
    Thunder and lightning now but no rain.....yet
    Originally posted by legoman62
    We had the same but no rain!

    Managed a Hawaii + 0.22 O's
    • countryman
    • By countryman 6th Jul 17, 10:33 PM
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    countryman
    Hawaii + .52 O's today...

    Right now, torrential rain to wash them panels.
    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 7th Jul 17, 9:56 AM
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    Markj1110
    5.27 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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 7th Jul 17, 10:06 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Not so good yesterday, just 4.86 O's

    Today starting well though with 2kWh already generated by 10AM from our West facing panels.
    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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Jul 17, 9:33 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Going downhill now with only 4.04 O's today..
    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 7th Jul 17, 10:25 PM
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    legoman62
    Going downhill now with only 4.04 O's today..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Going further down that hill!3.525 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 7th Jul 17, 10:54 PM
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    Merlin139
    More bad bits than good!

    3.89 O's
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 8th Jul 17, 9:22 AM
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    Markj1110
    3.97 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 8th Jul 17, 8:08 PM
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    Merlin139
    Good day, although the graph makes it look much better.

    Maiden + 0.64 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Jul 17, 9:58 PM
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    legoman62
    Maiden + a smidge here today
    Last edited by legoman62; 08-07-2017 at 10:01 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 8th Jul 17, 10:36 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Maiden + a smidge here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Not as good here with only a/an Hawaii + 0.48 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 9th Jul 17, 7:07 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just over 3 O's for yesterday & 2.5 O's for Friday.
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 9th Jul 17, 8:48 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Solid start to July. Currently predicting 107%, and just about made up June's losses, but still 100kWh down on the year.

    But the PV keeps on doing what the PV does, no complaints.
    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.
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