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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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    • Pulpdiction
    • By Pulpdiction 8th Feb 18, 5:34 PM
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    Pulpdiction
    In first week of Feb I've generated half as much I did on whole of Jan with 3.53 O's yesterday.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    legoman62
    Dull here today = 0.95 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 8th Feb 18, 9:08 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Dull here today = 0.95 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Here as well...unO + .05 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 9th Feb 18, 7:25 AM
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    Merlin139
    Very dull and very very poor!

    1.19 O's
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 9th Feb 18, 12:23 PM
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    Markj1110
    1.26 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Feb 18, 7:39 PM
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    legoman62
    Worst day this month = 0.35 O's....and there's more
    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 9th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    Merlin139
    2nd worst day!

    0.67 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 9th Feb 18, 8:35 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Worst day this month = 0.35 O's....and there's more
    Originally posted by legoman62
    In Contrast, what a great day...2 O's what a cracker......
    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).
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 9th Feb 18, 8:39 PM
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    shavy65
    In Contrast, what a great day...2 O's what a cracker......
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Same up here, 2.3 O`s today. Best in a loooong time
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 10th Feb 18, 9:37 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the month & year so far yesterday.

    Nearly an O. Managed to get 0.86 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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 10th Feb 18, 10:22 AM
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    tunnel
    Another "OO"7 for my SSW yesterday, don't know about the other 2 as it was freezing and i couldn't be a$$$d to go outside to check
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 10th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    Markj1110
    0.73 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 10th Feb 18, 5:29 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Not so good today; grey, overcast and raining.

    Just managed 0.5 O's 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Feb 18, 6:00 PM
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    legoman62
    Worst day this month = 0.35 O's....and there's more
    Originally posted by legoman62
    And there was! 0.575 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 10th Feb 18, 6:38 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not so good today; grey, overcast and raining.
    Just managed 0.5 O's today.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    And there was! 0.575 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Worser here..0.48 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 10th Feb 18, 10:33 PM
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    Merlin139
    Worst day of the month!

    0.36 O's
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 11th Feb 18, 11:33 AM
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    Markj1110
    Worst day of the month yesterday, 0.34 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 11th Feb 18, 5:18 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Today; not too bad considering the current weather...unO .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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th Feb 18, 5:33 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Got 1.8, that Bond is still eluding me.

    Predicting 115% for Feb now.
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 11th Feb 18, 9:06 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the year so far at 0.9 O's in amongst the sun & 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
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