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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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    • Crowmann
    • By Crowmann 6th Dec 17, 10:04 AM
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    Crowmann
    Hi All

    Reading the above post reminded me that I hadn't updated for November yet ... so here goes ...

    ... It was below average, no more than that & there have been 3 Novembers worse so far which was surprising considering the number of really dull day's there were in the month ...

    Anyway, looking at the figures for the year to date was a little disappointing ... last calendar year was the 2nd worst we've had so far, but this November continued a pretty dismal sequence - every month in 2017 has recorded generation which is worse than the equivalent in 2016 ... .... not good ...

    HTH
    Z
    Originally posted by zeupater
    Is that an update?

    Pointless post award goes to.........................
    4.2 kw - 16 265w panels South facing, 45 degrees, West Norfolk.
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 6th Dec 17, 12:42 PM
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    zeupater
    Is that an update?

    Pointless post award goes to.........................
    Originally posted by Crowmann
    Hi

    Yup, that's all you're getting ... it talks about my renewables generation and provides anyone interested with long-term information which is likely far more relevant overall than my 0.14kWh/kWp generated so far today ...

    HTH
    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 6th Dec 17, 4:01 PM
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    Merlin139
    Another superb day of generation!

    0.36 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 6th Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another superb day of generation!
    0.36 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Having doubled yesterdays result, I am now up here with you..0.36 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).
    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 6th Dec 17, 4:22 PM
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    chamelion
    .25 O's today....
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 7th Dec 17, 10:55 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.37 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 7th Dec 17, 3:56 PM
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    Merlin139
    Joy and fun and around 30 mins in the Sun!

    0.82 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Dec 17, 7:07 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Doubled yesterdays again, hope this trend continues...0.88 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Dec 17, 7:38 PM
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    legoman62
    0.425 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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 7th Dec 17, 8:14 PM
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    tunnel
    0.75 O's here on the sheltered east side of the peninnes.
    Already have 32% of PVGIS in the bag for the month but with heavy snow forecast for Sunday looks like things may go down hill fast
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 7th Dec 17, 9:00 PM
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    chamelion
    0.3 Os - at 24% of PVGIS. Gonna be a close first month...
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Dec 17, 8:05 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of this month so far yesterday, with 0.39 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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 8th Dec 17, 11:32 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.44 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.
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 8th Dec 17, 3:38 PM
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    zeupater
    Hi

    Might as well let you know our generation for the day now ....



    .... yes, that's a big fat round snowy zero ... ... garden looks remarkably tidy though ..

    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 8th Dec 17, 4:24 PM
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    Merlin139
    Not as good as it could have been only managed 2.75 O's today.

    2nd best day of the month!

    Only up to 45% of estimate!

    I wanted snow!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 8th Dec 17, 5:19 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of this month so far yesterday, with 0.39 O's.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    An even better day today 0.46 O's despite the snow.
    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 8th Dec 17, 6:56 PM
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    legoman62
    Bitterly cold and windy day here on the E coast...with a little bit of Sun = 1.185 O's
    Best day of the month 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
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 8th Dec 17, 7:04 PM
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    zeupater
    Not as good as it could have been only managed 2.75 O's today.

    2nd best day of the month!

    Only up to 45% of estimate!

    I wanted snow!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Hi

    Send me your FiT payment for the day & I'll post some to you!


    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 8th Dec 17, 10:02 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Best day of this month so far yesterday, with 0.39 O's.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Not as good as it could have been only managed 2.75 O's today.
    2nd best day of the month!Only up to 45% of estimate!
    I wanted snow!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    2nd best for me as well...1.2 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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 9th Dec 17, 8:01 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Good day yesterday, almost an O, and has pulled the month end prediction back up to 100%.
    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.
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