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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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    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 2nd Jan 18, 10:01 PM
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    EricMears
    Cannot believe in 2 days I have had the best and worst days of the year!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    I'd be very surprised if you don't get a worse day before this month is out. But the good news is that I'm almost certain you'll get an even better day before the end of July.
    N Derbyshire.
    4kwp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 2nd Jan 18, 10:33 PM
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    zeupater
    Guess you can take some comfort from your 'lost' 40% not amounting to very much ! Same thing happening in June would be heartbreaking.
    Originally posted by EricMears
    Hi

    Funnily enough, last June was also ranked 6th in that month's league, it's just the order of the years that's different ...

    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    • Crowmann
    • By Crowmann 3rd Jan 18, 10:39 AM
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    Crowmann
    4659 Kwh for the year. Just missed DEC target - again! 151Kwh against target of 157.

    Not too shabby. That said last night I was certain the panels would not be on the roof in the morning. Jeez it was blowy.
    4.2 kw - 16 265w panels South facing, 45 degrees, West Norfolk.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 3rd Jan 18, 11:17 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.10 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 Jan 18, 5:11 PM
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    Merlin139
    Best day of the year!

    0.91 O's

    May hit a full O by February!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 3rd Jan 18, 7:27 PM
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    legoman62
    0.525 O's here today....almost caught a glimpse of the Sun
    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 3rd Jan 18, 7:47 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Best day of the year!
    0.91 O'sMay hit a full O by February!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    An O ohh for an O....0.44 O's 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).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 4th Jan 18, 9:54 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.35 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.
    • Pulpdiction
    • By Pulpdiction 4th Jan 18, 2:36 PM
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    Pulpdiction
    Ended up with a disapointing 97.43% of PVGIS in 2017 - down from 2016. In this game we have our ups and downs.

    Interestingly not had an email from EDF asking for a FIT meter reading yet, anyone else not had theirs?
    • hollie.weimeraner
    • By hollie.weimeraner 4th Jan 18, 3:02 PM
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    hollie.weimeraner
    Interestingly not had an email from EDF asking for a FIT meter reading yet, anyone else not had theirs?
    Originally posted by Pulpdiction
    For some reason my BG emails don't come through and don't appear in my junk either. All I do is put a calendar reminder in to give them a ring and submit my readings by phone so no major problems.
    3.975 KW Solar PV. 15 Canadian Black 265w panels with Sunny Boy 3600tl Inverter. SSE facing with 30 degree pitch. In occasionally sunny Sheffield.
    Toyota Auris Hybrid Tourer
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 4th Jan 18, 3:50 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Interestingly not had an email from EDF asking for a FIT meter reading yet, anyone else not had theirs?
    Originally posted by Pulpdiction
    Hiya, I got mine in December, the 1st I believe (so a different 3 month sequence to you), and that all went fine.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 4th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Getting now 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 4th Jan 18, 7:43 PM
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    Merlin139
    Not Good!

    0.099 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 4th Jan 18, 8:11 PM
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    legoman62
    Another dull, dreary, dismal, disastrous day = 0.325 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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 4th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
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    tunnel
    0.7 O's por moi today(SSW only). Slowly slowly catchy monkey
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 5th Jan 18, 11:39 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.61 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 5th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    0.28 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 5th Jan 18, 5:32 PM
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    legoman62
    Repeat weather as yesterday = 0.275 Os 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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 5th Jan 18, 7:12 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the year, so far, with 0.54 O's today.

    That's nearly twice the PVGIS daily estimate for January.
    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 5th Jan 18, 9:39 PM
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    Merlin139
    A very Jumbo Plane day!

    0.747 O's
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