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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 15th Mar 12 at 11:06 PM
    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 6:01 PM.
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    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Jun 19, 8:55 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Just managed first Hawaii in nearly a week since the last one.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Mine is building up slowly with 3.72 O's today......
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters". One very clean Vauxhall Diesel Sri, 30.00 Road Tax

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 15th Jun 19, 10:40 PM
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    1961Nick
    Back to something like normality...

    4.36 O's

    (Just above the 4 O's/day I need to make PVGIS)
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141) - 30 pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400

    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Jun 19, 11:12 PM
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    legoman62
    3.45 O's here yesterday
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 16th Jun 19, 11:32 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    2.07 O yesterday, first time I've generated more than 2 O since Monday.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 16th Jun 19, 12:06 PM
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    KevinG
    3.87 Os yesterday, not bad and exactly my daily June PVGIS estimate.
    Baxi Ecogen 24/1.0 Micro-CHP boiler installed Oct-2010; 2kWp Solar PV - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 16th Jun 19, 8:58 PM
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    JKenH
    3.99 Os today.
    Northern Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Solis inverters, Solar IBoost water heater, Mitsubishi SRK35ZS-S and SRK20ZS-S Wall Mounted Inverter Heat Pumps
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Jun 19, 9:11 PM
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    legoman62
    That's more like it!
    Hawaii + a smidge here today
    Last edited by legoman62; Yesterday at 9:15 PM.
    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 16th Jun 19, 9:26 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    That's more like it!
    Hawaii + a smidge here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Not too far behind you, not quite hit the ultimate goal...4.88 O's....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters". One very clean Vauxhall Diesel Sri, 30.00 Road Tax

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 17th Jun 19, 7:41 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    3.6 O yesterday, despite all the rain.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 17th Jun 19, 8:56 AM
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    1961Nick
    Nearly an H....

    4.95 O's
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141) - 30 pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400

    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 17th Jun 19, 9:46 AM
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    KevinG
    Only 2.28 Os yesterday, today looking much better.
    Baxi Ecogen 24/1.0 Micro-CHP boiler installed Oct-2010; 2kWp Solar PV - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 17th Jun 19, 12:29 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Nearly an H....

    4.95 O's
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Here too, 4.9 something or other.

    Away for the weekend to find a 6.6 for Fri and a 5.1 for Sat, so a very productive w/e.

    Still chasing that elusive pvgis although getting closer at 98.7%.
    East coast, lat 51.97. 8.26kw SSE, 23 pitch + 0.59kw WSW vertical. Nissan Leaf plus one dirty diesel. Still waiting for V2H and home storage to become available at sensible cost.
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