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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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    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 6th Jan 18, 7:27 AM
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    Martyn1981
    0.66 o's yesterday and currently breaking even for Jan so far.
    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 6th Jan 18, 11:08 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.21 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 6th Jan 18, 4:04 PM
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    Merlin139
    Best day of the year.

    Good afternoon

    1.73 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 6th Jan 18, 4:09 PM
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    legoman62
    Best day this month.......so far 0.75 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 6th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    0.28 O's....
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Better day today...0.48 O's......At least Leggo your Wattson put you over 1 kW at a few stages compared to mine http://wattson.energyhive.com/dashboard/oscarsenergy
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 06-01-2018 at 4:45 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 6th Jan 18, 5:15 PM
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    legoman62
    Better day today...0.48 O's......At least Leggo your Wattson put you over 1 kW at a few stages compared to mine http://wattson.energyhive.com/dashboard/oscarsenergy
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Yes. Did you notice I had power off this afternoon and forgot to reset the hub?
    At least the generator kept count
    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 7th Jan 18, 11:43 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.74 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 Jan 18, 6:07 PM
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    Merlin139
    What a cone day!

    2.96 O's

    By far the best day of the year!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    What a cone day!
    2.96 O's
    By far the best day of the year!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    And here as well ..2.04 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 7th Jan 18, 8:43 PM
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    chamelion
    .98 O's - my record to date!

    Going to enjoy this more and more - especially with a winter install: I have no actual experience of the capability of my system yet, just numbers on a website!
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 7th Jan 18, 8:58 PM
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    EricMears
    6.26kWh here today (just over 1.5 for the O-believers). By far the best day this year so far but confident I'll see an even better day before the year is out.
    N Derbyshire.
    4kwp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Jan 18, 9:00 PM
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    legoman62
    1.225 O's here today...best January day
    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
    • Crowmann
    • By Crowmann 7th Jan 18, 10:32 PM
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    Crowmann
    Bright and clear - surprisingly good though at 15.2Kwh or nearly 4 O's.
    4.2 kw - 16 265w panels South facing, 45 degrees, West Norfolk.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 8th Jan 18, 11:56 AM
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    Markj1110
    Lovely day yesterday, 1.13 O's. best day since Nov 19th 2017.
    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 8th Jan 18, 7:05 PM
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    Merlin139
    Great morning, poor midday and reasonable afternoon.

    2.19 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Jan 18, 7:33 PM
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    legoman62
    Nice AM, dark after lunch = 0.625 O's 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 8th Jan 18, 10:19 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Nice AM, dark after lunch = 0.625 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    And; you are complaining? ...0.02 O's here....
    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 Jan 18, 7:49 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Great morning, poor midday and reasonable afternoon.

    2.19 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Grey morning, grey midday, grey afternoon. 0.22 O's.

    Same again today, but with some rain to break up the monotony.
    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 9th Jan 18, 11:06 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.45 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 9th Jan 18, 3:31 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    And; you are complaining? ...0.02 O's here....
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Think I'll complain now...0.02 O's again.....
    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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