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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 9th Jul 17, 10:25 AM
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    Markj1110
    6.27 O's yesterday, a MAIDEN.
    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 9th Jul 17, 12:04 PM
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    countryman
    A Maiden + .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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Jul 17, 8:13 PM
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    Merlin139
    A nice day spent in the garden. Loads of clouds coming and going.

    Lost a good 3 kWh's between 12:00 and 14:00

    Hawaii + 0.7 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Jul 17, 8:53 PM
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    legoman62
    4.625 O's here on the E coast 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 9th Jul 17, 9:56 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A nice day spent in the garden. Loads of clouds coming and going.
    Lost a good 3 kWh's between 12:00 and 14:00
    Hawaii + 0.7 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Springs to mind A grotty 4.64 O's here and 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).
    • countryman
    • By countryman 9th Jul 17, 10:18 PM
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    countryman
    4.85 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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 10th Jul 17, 9:36 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.91 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    legoman62
    3.025 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 10th Jul 17, 10:04 PM
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    Merlin139
    Dull day with rain.

    2.72 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 10th Jul 17, 11:20 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    3.025 O's here today.
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Dull day with rain.
    2.72 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Cr*p day here as well...3.92 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 11th Jul 17, 9:50 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    3.45 O's for 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 11th Jul 17, 1:50 PM
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    Markj1110
    4.18 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Jul 17, 8:18 PM
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    legoman62
    1.35 O's here today on the wet wet wet E coast
    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
    • countryman
    • By countryman 11th Jul 17, 8:26 PM
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    countryman
    Wet Wet Wet a little further inland too and 1.57 O's is the result today...
    Last edited by countryman; 11-07-2017 at 8:26 PM. Reason: Another typo...
    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 11th Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 1.95 O's today, but already over 200kWh so far for July.
    Last edited by ASavvyBuyer; 11-07-2017 at 9:40 PM. Reason: extra info
    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 11th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.35 O's here today on the wet wet wet E coast
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Wet Wet Wet a little further inland too and 1.57 O's is the result today...
    Originally posted by countryman
    Just 1.95 O's today, but already over 200kWh so far for July.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Similar story here with 1.68 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Jul 17, 11:28 PM
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    Merlin139
    Rained here as well.

    1.39 O's

    Worst day of July this year and 2nd worst July day ever!
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 12th Jul 17, 7:20 AM
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    Martyn1981
    1.34 O's, but I had a little bit of rain ..... did anyone else perchance?
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 12th Jul 17, 11:38 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.35 O's here today on the wet wet wet E coast
    Originally posted by legoman62
    1.32 O's yesterday, Wet, Wet, Wet!!!!
    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 12th Jul 17, 9:40 PM
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    legoman62
    Maiden + 0.85 O's or 27.4kWh here today....almost in Heaven
    Best July day since 2014
    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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