Record breaking 2022 for Solar

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  • zeupater
    zeupater Posts: 5,355 Forumite
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    Hi All
    {Just when everyone seems to be on a high - there's always one!!}
    We're not far from last years total with December yet to to go .... problem there is that last year was our worst to date by considerably more than December's target ... :*
    Z
    "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. " ...... Aristotle
    B)
  • jimjames
    jimjames Posts: 17,668 Forumite
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    edited 29 November 2022 at 4:52PM
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    I think when you factor in inflation & opportunity cost the total 'return' on our installation would not be significant. People who were more alert when pricing their systems and with less compromised installs - AND who have remained in the same property have certainly done well.
    We'd certainly be in that category although with the knowledge at the time I think more lucky than alert. Total generated over 36,000 kWh in the last 11 years from 3kWp panels, FIT paid £19064, cost £9000. Plus the energy used in the house on top. 14 years to go so even if we move we've got our money back.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • Exiled_Tyke
    Exiled_Tyke Posts: 1,193 Forumite
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    Another observation.   I've just noticed that my post 2018 generation averages around 4% more than my pre-2018 generation.  (Note I can't count 2018 itself).  Has anybody else had similar experiences.
    Install 28th Nov 15, 3.3kW, (11x300LG), SolarEdge, SW. W Yorks.
    Install 2: Sept 19, 600W SSE
    Solax 6.3kWh battery
  • Pulpdiction
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    Best year for me also, had mine installed in 2015, so no signs of any degradation, have a 3.5kw system with PVGIS estimation on purchase of 3,122kw/hrs a year. We clocked over to 3,400kw/hrs yesterday, forst time we have ever broken that number, average is 3,255kw/hrs and 2017 was the worst year at 3,041kw/hrs.

    So more than happy with the results this year, this includes a period where I was having building work done and several times I had to hose down the panels in sunny days to remove dust which was reducing output.
  • 1961Nick
    1961Nick Posts: 2,086 Forumite
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    My previous best year was 2020 with 3959 kWh - 2022 is currently at 4232 kWh (+7%).

    PVGIS is 3400 kWh.

    Better still is self use which is 98% this year - a consequence of retirement. B)
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400
    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus & 3 x US2000C Batteries - 19.2kWh
  • 1961Nick
    1961Nick Posts: 2,086 Forumite
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    Whilst filling in my spreadsheets the following statistic was quite an eye opener...

    In the past 6 days the net cost of my energy was more than the whole of 2020...  :#
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400
    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus & 3 x US2000C Batteries - 19.2kWh
  • Exiled_Tyke
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    Just sneaked my best year ever as of yesterday.  So should be whopping 10kWh or so better than 2020 by the end of the year.
    Install 28th Nov 15, 3.3kW, (11x300LG), SolarEdge, SW. W Yorks.
    Install 2: Sept 19, 600W SSE
    Solax 6.3kWh battery
  • Magnitio
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    Solar panels installed at the beginning of February. Installer's estimate of output was 5,670kWh per annum. PVGIS estimate was 5,994kWh. So far this year (so no January or remains of December) output has been 6,302kWh.
    6.4kWp (16 * 400Wp REC Alpha) facing ESE + 5kW Huawei inverter + 10kWh Huawei battery. Buckinghamshire.
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