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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 22nd May 19, 8:26 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A disappointing result of only 1 Hawaii + 1.08O's today.. FIT reading goes in now !!!!...
    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 22nd May 19, 9:02 PM
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    legoman62
    Hawaii ish today
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 22nd May 19, 9:48 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    An Hawaii + 0.63 O's today.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30 pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers. Inst Aug 2015.
    REUK Diverter, Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 23rd May 19, 6:09 AM
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    Martyn1981
    The last three days hurt, month end prediction was 110%, but by close of play yesterday had dropped to 105%, but the suns out now.

    Mixed bag going forward, so around 100% looks likely.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Weatherperson fibbed - the last two days have been great 5.5 & 5.25 O's. Today and tomorrow looking really good, and weather to month end looks above average. So 108% prediction now expected to rise a few points ... could top 700kWh's hopefully. Great.
    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 23rd May 19, 7:23 AM
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    1961Nick
    A late start & intermittent cloud cover....

    4.3 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
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 23rd May 19, 7:33 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Another maiden, that's four in a row. 6.7 O today
    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 23rd May 19, 7:37 PM
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    KevinG
    5.12 Os yesterday, 6.33 Os today. 86% of May PVGIS after 74% of the month.
    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 23rd May 19, 7:38 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    A very welcome Maiden for yesterday bringing us neck and neck with pvgis for the first time this month.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 23rd May 19, 8:35 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A nice a/an Hawaii + 1.68 O's here and 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 23rd May 19, 9:06 PM
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    legoman62
    Another Hawaii + for me today
    Best ever Feb - May FIT payment = 598.43
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 23rd May 19, 10:17 PM
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    Merlin139
    Think I must have moved to Springfield and I have a big shield stopping the Sun reaching my panels!

    4.47 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 24th May 19, 8:51 AM
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    1961Nick
    Think I must have moved to Springfield and I have a big shield stopping the Sun reaching my panels!

    4.47 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Your woes are spreading....

    4.25 O's

    Still, I only need 2/day from here to make PVGIS....and I've got today's 2 already!
    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
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