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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 17th Sep 19, 7:31 PM
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    JKenH
    A very good day. 3.54 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 17th Sep 19, 9:59 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another decent day here today = 4.275 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Shame....

    And so it was with 5.64 Os and looking good for a few days. Last year was my best-ever September, could it be beaten?
    Originally posted by KevinG
    And so it was Kev, beat my Hawaii + 0.400 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).
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 17th Sep 19, 10:05 PM
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    1961Nick
    So close to that September Hawaii...

    4.97 Os
    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 18th Sep 19, 6:35 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Exactly Hawaii at 5.00 O yesterday (26.2 kWh on a 5.2kWp system)
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th Sep 19, 7:02 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Much, Much poorer than yesterday with only 4.6 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th Sep 19, 8:19 PM
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    legoman62
    3.525 O's today....dark at 1930
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 18th Sep 19, 8:27 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Much, Much poorer than yesterday with only 4.6 O's.......
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Just 3.3 O's here but still a knats above pvgis ave for Sept.
    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 18th Sep 19, 8:31 PM
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    JKenH
    2.33 Os - a bit disappointing as I spent the day in Hertfordshire under clear blue skies.
    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 19th Sep 19, 7:33 AM
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    1961Nick
    2.86 O's yesterday.

    Currently at 134% of PVGIS (classic).
    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 19th Sep 19, 8:36 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Another fine day yesterday with 5.17 O.
    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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