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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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    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 7th Oct 19, 7:29 AM
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    JKenH
    It makes me wonder just how bad you think it can get!

    1.38 O's here yesterday.
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Maybe well find out 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
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 7th Oct 19, 7:49 AM
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    EricMears
    It makes me wonder just how bad you think it can get!
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Zero generation for a whole week isn't impossible and has happened here when panels covered in snow. Hopefully we shouldn't get that just yet.
    NE Derbyshire.
    4kWp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 7th Oct 19, 3:19 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Away for the weekend so can now report 2.68 for Friday, 0.84 Sat & 1.48 O's Sun. Grim today also but perhaps a little sunshine to follow for a day or two after!
    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.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 7th Oct 19, 3:39 PM
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    1961Nick
    Zero generation for a whole week isn't impossible and has happened here when panels covered in snow. Hopefully we shouldn't get that just yet.
    Originally posted by EricMears
    I've just logged on to Energynote & it couldn't have been any worse if it had snowed today in North Lincs.

    To make matters worse, import currently stands at 18.7kWh....
    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
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 7th Oct 19, 3:55 PM
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    EricMears
    I've just logged on to Energynote & it couldn't have been any worse if it had snowed today in North Lincs....
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Snow today would probably mean you'd have generated a little before it started then nothing afterwards. It would certainly be worse than that if it had snowed yesterday, covered panels completely and not thawed at all today.
    NE Derbyshire.
    4kWp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 7th Oct 19, 4:59 PM
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    JKenH
    Worst day since 27 July with 0.45 Os. Now at 90% of October PVGIS pro rata.
    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
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 7th Oct 19, 5:32 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Very grey and overcast all day so 0.46 O recorded today, plus an 11 minute power cut which the battery handled nicely. There is a transient dip as the gateway switches from grid to battery but the computers stayed up. The AV amplifier and plasma TV didn't, both went into standby and I had to turn them back on.
    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 7th Oct 19, 8:02 PM
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    1961Nick
    0.51 O's today.

    Wifey off work = 24.64 kWh import!
    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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 7th Oct 19, 9:44 PM
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    Marginally better here 1.51 O's. Still ahead of pvgis, but for how long.
    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.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 8th Oct 19, 5:32 PM
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    JKenH
    The snow has gone at last. 2.04 Os
    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
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 8th Oct 19, 6:32 PM
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    3.26 O's today & back ahead of PVGIS again ...just!
    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
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 8th Oct 19, 7:59 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    2.17 O today. More than I was expecting given the rain and cloud.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 8th Oct 19, 8:45 PM
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    1.94 O's today and about the expected average for October!
    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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Oct 19, 5:05 AM
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    legoman62
    Lovely weather here but limited internet access
    0.5 O's Monday, 2 O's Tuesday
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 9th Oct 19, 8:49 PM
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    Another decent day. 1.72 Os
    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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 9th Oct 19, 10:16 PM
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    A good day here also 2.8 O's. After a measurable increase in the last four consecutive days, will we be heading for a downward trend tomorrow!
    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.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 10th Oct 19, 4:53 AM
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    A reasonable 2.67 Os yesterday
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 10th Oct 19, 4:29 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Despite the poor weather gen so far this month is just holding on to 100% prediction, but the next nine days on the weather forecast will decimate that percentage if it's correct. Oh well. Plus still predicting best year by 10(ish) O's, but plenty of time for that to be erased.
    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.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 10th Oct 19, 9:12 PM
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    1961Nick
    1.89 O's today.
    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
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 10th Oct 19, 9:50 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Nothing to write home about with 1.23 O today.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
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