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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 Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    Merlin139
    Exactly 3 O's here today
    Time to down the hatches. Aileen's on the way
    Originally posted by legoman62
    I watched her New Movie last week Alien Covenant!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 12th Sep 17, 10:49 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Better, but still not good...3.68 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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Sep 17, 7:08 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Got a nice 3.39 O's but definitely an East day, the West didn't do too well.

    Mixed Sept but still positive at 101% prediction.
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 13th Sep 17, 8:12 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 2.07 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 13th Sep 17, 9:00 AM
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    Markj1110
    4.11 O's yesterday, it was nice to see the Sun!!
    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 13th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    Merlin139
    Good day today!

    Hawaii + 0.49 O's

    Good Birthday present!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Sep 17, 8:18 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Better, but still not good...3.68 O's..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Getting better by the day; second best day this month with a 4.04 O's....
    Edit: Happy Birthday to you..
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 13-09-2017 at 8:20 PM. Reason: Birthday Greetings
    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).
    • Kentselon
    • By Kentselon 13th Sep 17, 8:19 PM
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    Kentselon
    Nothing to do with conversation 😀But how the hell donyou post on here I can't find a link to post
    Thanks if anyone can help lol
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 13th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
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    legoman62
    Getting better by the day; second best day this month with a 4.04 O's....
    Edit: Happy Birthday to you..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Same here 3.95 O's today....best Sept day so far
    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 14th Sep 17, 8:42 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    3.14 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 14th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    legoman62
    2.5 O's here today......and the CH has been on
    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 Sep 17, 9:15 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    .....and the CH has been on
    Originally posted by legoman62
    So has mine.......3.4 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 15th Sep 17, 6:50 AM
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    Merlin139
    No CH on here. We decided we would get a Candle out and sit round it to keep warm!

    3.81 O's

    If it gets cold we will consider lighting the candle!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 15th Sep 17, 9:26 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    2.5 O's here today......and the CH has been on
    Originally posted by legoman62
    2.67 O's for yesterday......and the heat pump has been on, just using PV power
    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 15th Sep 17, 1:39 PM
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    Markj1110
    13th Sept - 3.52 O's.
    14th Sept - 3.31 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    We decided we would get a Candle out and sit round it to keep warm!

    If it gets cold we will consider lighting the candle!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Please keep us posted, bet you haven't bought any matches to light it..
    Poor old day only 2.48 O's...

    Edit: Glad to be uninvolved with the Solar....in the News Forum...
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 15-09-2017 at 8:40 PM.
    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 15th Sep 17, 8:25 PM
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    legoman62
    Cold, windy, wet and miserable day here today = 1.5 O's
    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 15th Sep 17, 10:42 PM
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    Merlin139
    Very hit and miss day!

    2.6 O's

    We have a 5 candle system now. Depending on how cold it gets will determine which candle we light!

    My vote goes to the Tea light! The dear wife is thinking about the church candle 24 inches with a 3 inch radius! Its got 3 wicks!

    May need to have the fire brigade on standby if we light that one!
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 16th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor day!

    2.69 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 16th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Poor day!
    2.69 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Poorer even.....1.88 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).
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