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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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    • jrfarrim
    • By jrfarrim 2nd Oct 17, 1:23 PM
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    jrfarrim
    A poor September, 88% of pvgis.


    Sept 2015 505 kwh
    Sept 2016 430 kwh
    Sept 2017 343 kwh
    Bury - 4.96kWp system
    16 x Canadian Solar 310w Poly panels, Samil 4500TL-D Inverter, Direct South Facing , Installed May 2015
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 2nd Oct 17, 9:14 PM
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    Merlin139
    Mixed day.

    2.8 O's
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 3rd Oct 17, 10:19 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.95 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 3rd Oct 17, 10:21 PM
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    Merlin139
    Thought Summer was back this morning!

    4.03 O's
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 4th Oct 17, 6:14 PM
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    Merlin139
    Dull and windy.

    0.58 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 4th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    legoman62
    Not tinternet access round here
    Sun 1 O
    Mon 1.5 O's
    Tues 2.5 O's
    Today 1 O if I'm lucky
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 5th Oct 17, 6:48 AM
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    Martyn1981
    1.24 O's yesterday, and a slow start to October, predicting 98%.
    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 5th Oct 17, 9:37 AM
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    Markj1110
    3rd Oct - 2.78 O's.
    4th Oct - 0.96 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Oct 17, 7:49 PM
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    Merlin139
    Summer back again this morning!

    4.29 O's
    • ard123en
    • By ard123en 6th Oct 17, 7:30 AM
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    ard123en
    Yesterday was 21.14 kw best day yet
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 6th Oct 17, 9:06 AM
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    Markj1110
    3.35 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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 6th Oct 17, 12:04 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    2.17 O's for yesterday. Best day of the month so far.
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 7th Oct 17, 8:21 AM
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    Merlin139
    Better than expected yesterday.

    3.62 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Oct 17, 5:45 PM
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    legoman62
    Thurs 3 O's
    Fri 2 O's
    Today 1 O ish

    Dodging Nate in the Gulf of Mexico
    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 Oct 17, 7:03 PM
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    Merlin139
    Thurs 3 O's
    Fri 2 O's
    Today 1 O ish

    Dodging Nate in the Gulf of Mexico
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Do you owe Nate money then?

    Only 0.67 O's here today!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 8th Oct 17, 10:19 AM
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    Markj1110
    6th Oct - 3.02 O's.
    7th Oct - 0.62 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.
    • ard123en
    • By ard123en 8th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    ard123en
    Daft question what are 0s mine reports kWh
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Oct 17, 5:40 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Daft question what are 0s mine reports kWh
    Originally posted by ard123en
    Divide the daily kWh by kWp (total size of your panels).

    Therefore, if you have a 4 kWp system and generate 20kWh in a day, it equates to 5 O's.
    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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Oct 17, 5:44 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    1.33 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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Oct 17, 6:41 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    1.45 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
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