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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 16th Mar 12, 12:06 AM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 16th Mar 12 at 12:06 AM
    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 7:01 PM.
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    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 19th Nov 19, 9:02 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Another bright day and a welcome 2.3 O's taking us to 133% compared to pvgis for the 19th of the 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 19th Nov 19, 9:10 PM
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    legoman62
    0.975 O's here today...Just missed a full one
    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 19th Nov 19, 9:15 PM
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    JKenH
    A reasonable 0.74 Os here 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, Nissan Leaf (plus some ICEs )
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 20th Nov 19, 12:07 AM
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    1961Nick
    An above average 1.6 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
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 20th Nov 19, 7:29 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    0.81 O yesterday
    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 20th Nov 19, 6:38 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    1.37 O's today so slightly above the November average and a useful haul in these darker days.
    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 20th Nov 19, 7:40 PM
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    legoman62
    0.825 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 20th Nov 19, 7:47 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    0.825 O's here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    I say Nowt....apart from a mere 1.32 O' 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).
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 20th Nov 19, 10:26 PM
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    JKenH
    Very similar to yesterday. 0.76 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, Nissan Leaf (plus some ICEs )
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 21st Nov 19, 8:15 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    0.88 O yesterday. Better than the day before, at least!
    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 21st Nov 19, 8:27 AM
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    1961Nick
    It looks like I had a reasonably day yesterday ...

    1.43 O's

    It's still touch & go for November's PVGIS ... 12.5 O's needed.
    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 21st Nov 19, 8:20 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    It looks like I had a reasonably day yesterday ...1.43 O's It's still touch & go for November's PVGIS ... 12.5 O's needed.
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Bet today won't be It was Shocking here, absolutely shocking..0.2 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 21st Nov 19, 8:23 PM
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    legoman62
    Sunless here on the E. coast today.....again = 0.175 O's
    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 21st Nov 19, 9:23 PM
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    JKenH
    A surprising 0.33 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, Nissan Leaf (plus some ICEs )
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 21st Nov 19, 9:42 PM
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    1961Nick
    A surprising 0.33 Os.
    Originally posted by JKenH
    You've beaten me ... 0.32 O's...

    A quick look at the forecast for next week suggests that I'll get nowhere near 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
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 21st Nov 19, 9:43 PM
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    1961Nick
    A surprising 0.33 Os.
    Originally posted by JKenH
    Blimey Ken ... this could be your first win!
    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 21st Nov 19, 10:47 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Back to gloomy again 0.31 O and tomorrows not looking much better either.
    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 22nd Nov 19, 3:57 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Great day, more than doubled yesterday......0.44 O's...
    Edit: FIT went in today 318.98 compared to 275.50 last year....
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 22-11-2019 at 4:06 PM.
    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).
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 22nd Nov 19, 6:29 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Great day, more than doubled yesterday......0.44 O's...
    Edit: FIT went in today 318.98 compared to 275.50 last year....
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Never gonna match your FIT returns Oscar, but unexpectedly, we did manage a whole O today.
    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 22nd Nov 19, 7:51 PM
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    JKenH
    Blimey Ken ... this could be your first win!
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Well I was waiting for onomatopoeia99 to declare but I have now ruled him out of time and will happily take my first ever win.

    0.38 Os today. 2.99 kWh generated and 51 kWh consumed! Is that deficit of 48 kwh a win as well?
    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, Nissan Leaf (plus some ICEs )
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