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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 12th Jul 17, 10:21 PM
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    Merlin139
    Lots of little squiggles as the clouds came along and quickly passed with the wind kept the temp down to produce what is certain to be my best day this year.

    Top of the curve at 3.7 kWh's all helped.

    48% of estimate in the bag.

    Wonder if no clouds and wind would have meant less production.

    3rd best day since install.

    Heaven + 0.03 O's
    • countryman
    • By countryman 12th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    countryman
    Not quite there inland at Hawaii + .44 O's today but mustn't grumble.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 12th Jul 17, 10:41 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Lots of little squiggles as the clouds came along and quickly passed with the wind kept the temp down to produce what is certain to be my best day this year.
    Top of the curve at 3.7 kWh's all helped.
    48% of estimate in the bag.
    Wonder if no clouds and wind would have meant less production.
    3rd best day since install.
    Heaven + 0.03 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Funny how mood swings change so quickly....
    Not quite there inland at Hawaii + .44 O's today but mustn't grumble.
    Originally posted by countryman
    Quite happy with my humble a/an Hawaii today + 0.4 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).
    • rugbyleaguesmate
    • By rugbyleaguesmate 13th Jul 17, 8:38 AM
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    rugbyleaguesmate
    47.74 kw yesterday, 7.1 os, 347kw for month, 5.08mw since install in Sept......batteries cheaper yet?
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 13th Jul 17, 9:43 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.54 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.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Jul 17, 11:28 AM
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    Martyn1981
    47.74 kw yesterday, 7.1 os, 347kw for month, 5.08mw since install in Sept......batteries cheaper yet?
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    That's a shame, I'd have expected you to generate about 1,000,000,000 times more than that.

    Sorry, couldn't resist, I'm in a mega mood but acting like a right milli.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Jul 17, 9:27 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Mixed bag today; currently sitting at £160.32p left of Investment excluding Lecci savings to go before payback time...
    Today 3.32 O's...
    P.S. Anyone out of the woods yet on payback excluding Lecci savings??..
    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 13th Jul 17, 10:04 PM
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    legoman62
    4.025 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 13th Jul 17, 10:35 PM
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    Merlin139
    Not a patch on yesterday but every little bit helps!

    4.30 O's
    • countryman
    • By countryman 13th Jul 17, 10:55 PM
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    countryman
    Without looking, something over £3k before I'm back in the black...

    Anyway, 3.4 O's will go someway toward it I s'pose
    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 14th Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    Markj1110
    3.36 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 14th Jul 17, 9:05 PM
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    legoman62
    Mixed bag today; currently sitting at £160.32p left of Investment excluding Lecci savings to go before payback time...
    Today 3.32 O's...
    P.S. Anyone out of the woods yet on payback excluding Lecci savings??..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Out of the woods?...not made it to the woods yet
    Just over 80% of investment in cash back
    4.325 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 14th Jul 17, 9:38 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not too bad a day with A/an Hawaii + 0.24 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 15th Jul 17, 11:14 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.71 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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 15th Jul 17, 9:17 PM
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    Markj1110
    2.20 O's today.
    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 16th Jul 17, 12:26 AM
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    legoman62
    2.5 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
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    legoman62
    4.875 O's here today....almost all of it after lunch
    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 17th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    countryman
    4.23 O's 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 17th Jul 17, 8:22 AM
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    Merlin139
    Been down South for a few days and not much sun there.

    14/07 3.74 O's
    15/07 2.55 O's
    16/07 3.73 O's
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    Merlin139
    Near perfect bell curve. Well hot.

    Maiden + 0.61 O's
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