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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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    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 12th Oct 17, 7:33 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Is this the lowest; just 0.5 O's for yesterday
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Never Mind; better day today I guess.. For me...3.32 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 12th Oct 17, 8:35 PM
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    legoman62
    Slightly better day here today = 1.925 O's
    Made 272.5 kWh in September
    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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 12th Oct 17, 10:47 PM
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    tunnel
    3.2 O's for my SSW today. Getting to time of year when I can't be !!!!!d to check the others...only to make sure they're still generating.
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 13th Oct 17, 11:41 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.32 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not a good day....1.6 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 13th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    legoman62
    1.775 O's today....20 C tomorrow and Sunday
    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 13th Oct 17, 9:56 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.775 O's today....20 C tomorrow and Sunday
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Cloudy all day but a warm wind..
    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 14th Oct 17, 7:16 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Not a good day....1.6 O's...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Better than here, barely got past half an O. Hopefully a couple of nice days to pull October's prediction back into positive territory from its current 96%.
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 14th Oct 17, 10:26 AM
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    Markj1110
    1.04 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 14th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    What a sh*t day, as predicted; warm with loads of cloud..1.84 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 14th Oct 17, 10:10 PM
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    legoman62
    What a sh*t day, as predicted; warm with loads of cloud..1.84 O's...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    19 C here....made 2.175 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 Oct 17, 10:29 AM
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    Merlin139
    Been away.

    11/10/17 0.60 O's
    12/10/17 1.47 O's
    13/10/17 1.74 O's
    14/10/17 3.65 O's

    Actually still ahead on estimate so am suprised.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 15th Oct 17, 10:49 AM
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    Markj1110
    2.60 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Oct 17, 4:55 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Posted ages ago
    Originally posted by rugbyleaguesmate
    Looking at your Energy Hive site http://www.energyhive.com/dashboard/Rugbyleaguesmate doing a bit of Arc Welding today??......
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 15-10-2017 at 7:57 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 Oct 17, 5:03 PM
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    legoman62
    Looking at your Energy Hive site (http://www.energyhive.com/dashboard/Rugbyleaguesmate): doing a bit of Arc Welding today??......
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Put the Xmas lights up early?......for the street
    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 15th Oct 17, 6:55 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    1.14 O's for today.

    Half way through the month and @ 52.7% of PVGIS estimate for the month & predicting 100% by the end of the month.
    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 15th Oct 17, 7:53 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Put the Xmas lights up early?......for the street
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Xmas Lighs; more like town lights....2.72 O's for me 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 15th Oct 17, 7:59 PM
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    Merlin139
    Nothing to write home about.

    2.56 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Oct 17, 10:35 PM
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    legoman62
    19 C...you're havin a larf! 1.225 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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 16th Oct 17, 9:12 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.75 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.
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