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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 20th Aug 19, 9:34 PM
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    JKenH
    3.55 Os yesterday and 2.86 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
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 21st Aug 19, 7:40 AM
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    1961Nick
    Another decent day...

    3.98 O's

    August is heading towards a very productive month with only 2 bad days so far.
    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 21st Aug 19, 7:56 AM
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    legoman62
    3.25 O's yesterday....and my FITs payment came
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 21st Aug 19, 12:55 PM
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    KevinG
    Been quiet recently, too much going on, but got 5.78 Os yesterday so worth a post
    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 21st Aug 19, 7:58 PM
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    JKenH
    3.29 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 21st Aug 19, 8:28 PM
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    legoman62
    Miserable day here = 3.725 O's 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
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 22nd Aug 19, 7:16 AM
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    1961Nick
    4.48 O's 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 22nd Aug 19, 7:42 AM
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    JKenH
    4.48 O's yesterday
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Now we are getting further away from the solstice my East/West system just cant keep up. Worth bearing in mind if you were thinking of adding panels on the front to feed that huge battery.
    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 22nd Aug 19, 12:13 PM
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    1961Nick
    Now we are getting further away from the solstice my East/West system just cant keep up. Worth bearing in mind if you were thinking of adding panels on the front to feed that huge battery.
    Originally posted by JKenH
    There's room on the roof above the utility room for another 9 panels which would add 3kWh. I may consider that when I change car next year.
    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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 22nd Aug 19, 9:02 PM
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    JKenH
    2.41 Os. I thought it was a better day than that.
    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 22nd Aug 19, 9:29 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Currently running at 96% of pvgis v5, an average August day being 3.81 O's.
    Originally posted by Coastalwatch
    Following a Wink, two Hawaii's and then a Maiden today, amazingly, we're now at 104%!
    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 22nd Aug 19, 9:53 PM
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    legoman62
    3.025 O's here 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
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 23rd Aug 19, 8:26 AM
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    1961Nick
    2.41 Os. I thought it was a better day than that.
    Originally posted by JKenH
    Not much better here....

    2.8 0's.......but well above the daily 1.1 0's I now need for August's 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 23rd Aug 19, 8:23 PM
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    JKenH
    Best day of the month. 4.40s
    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 23rd Aug 19, 8:28 PM
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    1961Nick
    5.5 Os today & a good chance of reaching August PVGIS tomorrow.
    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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 23rd Aug 19, 8:58 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    3.25 O's yesterday....and my FITs payment came
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Was your FIT payment later than usual? I had to submit mine earlier this 1/4 due to being away and it took 9 working days.. not like EoN in the past... from 18/08/19 - 22/08 inclusive managed 4 Hawaii's + 0.392 O's... Today was just A/an Hawaii + 0.6 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 23rd Aug 19, 9:25 PM
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    legoman62
    Was your FIT payment later than usual? I had to submit mine earlier this 1/4 due to being away and it took 9 working days.. not like EoN in the past... from 18/08/19 - 22/08 inclusive managed 4 Hawaii's + 0.392 O's... Today was just A/an Hawaii + 0.6 O's...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    No, I submitted readings on the evening of the 14th. In the bank 4 working days later
    Almost a/an Hawaii today 4.9 O's here
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 24th Aug 19, 6:46 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Projecting 111% for the month, and year end close to best ever (2014).
    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.
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 24th Aug 19, 7:13 AM
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    EricMears
    Was your FIT payment later than usual? I had to submit mine earlier this 1/4 due to being away and it took 9 working days..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Did your early reporting break their 3 month rule ? Quite possible that they feel entitled to ignore any inputs which they consider too early. If the 'robot' rejects a set, it very likely takes some time before anyone gets round to investigating & processing the info.
    NE Derbyshire.
    4kWp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 24th Aug 19, 8:07 AM
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    Oscargrouch
    Did your early reporting break their 3 month rule ? Quite possible that they feel entitled to ignore any inputs which they consider too early. If the 'robot' rejects a set, it very likely takes some time before anyone gets round to investigating & processing the info.
    Originally posted by EricMears
    No Eric; submitted it on 11th August (within the 14 day window of due date (22/08) got money in Bank on the 22nd......
    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).
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