Record breaking 2022 for Solar

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  • legoman62
    legoman62 Posts: 4,574 Forumite
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    Our previous best year was 2019 with 3625.1kWh.
    Today, in 2022 we have passed 3800kWh🍾👏
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch. Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. Hybrid car. Ripple Kirk Hill. N.E Lincs Coast.
  • Oscarmax
    Oscarmax Posts: 129 Forumite
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    4.4kWh solar array fitted 8th March earlier this year, just checked we have generated 4210 kWh already.
    12 x 370 Watt J A panels Solis 3.6 invertor. Solax AC invertor and 5.8 triple battery
  • mickyduck55
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    I knew as soon as this was posted it would jinx me LOL

    Second best year ever 
    PVGIS 3875 kWh

    2020 4281 kWh
    2022 4265 kWh

    September 2022 the only month that has not met PVGIS

    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch (£3.36 /W).
    17 Yingli 235 panels
    Sunnyboy 4000TL inverter
    Sunny Webox
    Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 200... no problems since.

    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...

    20 January 2024 Daikin ASHP installed
  • jimjames
    jimjames Posts: 17,670 Forumite
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    Well the numbers are now in for the full year. December was around average which means the overall for the year is well above any previous year. Overall for 2022 we generated 3522 kWh from our 3kWp panels which equates to 1174 kWh per kWp, I think we're probably around the maximum that is possible in the UK with that. Has anyone else achieved higher? (for reference PVGIS at the point of install was suggesting 2400kWh pa)
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
  • 1961Nick
    1961Nick Posts: 2,086 Forumite
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    jimjames said:
    Well the numbers are now in for the full year. December was around average which means the overall for the year is well above any previous year. Overall for 2022 we generated 3522 kWh from our 3kWp panels which equates to 1174 kWh per kWp, I think we're probably around the maximum that is possible in the UK with that. Has anyone else achieved higher? (for reference PVGIS at the point of install was suggesting 2400kWh pa)
    You beat me ... 1068kWh/kWp
    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
  • 70sbudgie
    70sbudgie Posts: 749 Forumite
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    Mine was 971kWhrs/kWp. I'm probably on a similar latitude (to @1961Nick), but have E-W panels, so I'm pretty happy with that.
    4.3kW PV, 3.6kW inverter. Octopus Tracker. Zoe. Ripple x 2. Cheshire
  • sevenhills
    sevenhills Posts: 5,922 Forumite
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    From the original (elderly) owners point of view, it was an abject failure - £14.5k for a 2kWp array - where the array is partly shaded in the morning and was substantially shaded by trees to the south during the day.
    Perhaps the trees were much shorter four years prior, so it wasn't considered?
  • Waywardmike
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    4689.43kWh for the year.  From 4kW of panels.

    1172 kWh/kWp

    Here's hoping this year is the same! :)
    4 Kwp System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 16 x 250W Solarworld Panels, SMA Sunnyboy 3600 Inverter, Installed 02/09/14 in Sunny South Bedford - £5600
    Growatt AC Coupled SPA3000tl and 6.5kWh battery Installed Apr 2022
  • Chris_Type_R
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    From the original (elderly) owners point of view, it was an abject failure - £14.5k for a 2kWp array - where the array is partly shaded in the morning and was substantially shaded by trees to the south during the day.
    Perhaps the trees were much shorter four years prior, so it wasn't considered?

    I did check back on Google Earth and it's been a pretty sizeable tree for some time. It was a pretty well established Silver Birch. 
    Central Beds, 2.02kWp (9 x 225W) south facing with some morning shade, installed 2011 (£7.16/Wp). Tigo monitoring/optimisers on all panels, Growatt MIC 2000 TL-X Inverter and Solar iBoost installed 2022. (4 x 415W + 6 x 405W garden experiment connected to SunSynk 3.6 hybrid inverter & 2 x 5.3kWh SynSynk batteries) (4 x 405W panels queued to go somewhere)
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