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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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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Sep 17, 8:00 PM
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    legoman62
    Despite a dull and wet morning, still managed 3.275 O's 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 8th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
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    little bit less happy now as only 1.4 o's yesterday.
    mixed week ahead, but looks like more sun on the whole. sept now a bit behind target, so som,e good days would be appreciated.
    also need a dry sunny day as the lawn is now long and damp. i plan to sit back with a cocktail in my good hand cheering wifey on. coz i'm nice like that.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Was it a head injury recently...getting your wifey to do the work?....2.16 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 9th Sep 17, 8:36 AM
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    Merlin139
    Reasonable day with rain showers and some sun.

    3.81 O's
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 9th Sep 17, 9:06 AM
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    Another disadvantage of Solar. Every 20 years or so a solar eclipse reduces generated output! You don't get that with nuclear!
    Originally posted by Cardew
    Florida Power & Light Shuttering Its 2 Nuclear Power Plants Ahead Of Hurricane Irma Landfall
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Sep 17, 7:48 PM
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    Naff day too much cloud.

    2.67 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 9th Sep 17, 7:50 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Great Day... don't think....3.08 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 9th Sep 17, 7:54 PM
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    legoman62
    2.4 O's here today
    Getting dark way too early
    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 9th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    3.55 O's for 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Sep 17, 7:42 PM
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    Another miserable day here = 1.625 O's 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 10th Sep 17, 8:37 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another miserable day here = 1.625 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    More miserable here...1.56 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 10th Sep 17, 10:05 PM
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    Another miserable day here = 1.625 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    More miserable here...1.56 O's......
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    More miserable here!

    1.39 O's

    Just dropped behind estimate!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 11th Sep 17, 10:15 AM
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    Just 1.37 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 Sep 17, 2:35 PM
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    8th Sept - 3.18 O's.
    9th Sept - 2.82 O's.
    10th Sept - 1.62 O's.
    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 Sep 17, 8:30 PM
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    A much better than expected 3.6 O's here today
    Best day of this month too
    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 11th Sep 17, 10:32 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A much better than expected 3.6 O's here today
    Best day of this month too
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Worst than hoped...3.2 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 12th Sep 17, 9:09 AM
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    3.03 O's for yesterday.

    Today looking a bit brighter.
    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 12th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    2.54 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 12th Sep 17, 4:49 PM
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    Merlin139
    Batter than expected yesterday.

    3.88 O's

    Have a good idea that I will be that today!
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 12th Sep 17, 7:27 PM
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    Merlin139
    Day was super till midday then it went downhill with a few blips.

    4.06 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Sep 17, 7:55 PM
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    Exactly 3 O's here today
    Time to down the hatches. Aileen's on the way
    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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