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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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    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 17th May 19, 7:23 PM
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    KevinG
    A much-as-expected 1.21 Os for me
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th May 19, 7:35 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor based on previous 5 days.

    3.89 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 17th May 19, 8:28 PM
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    1961Nick
    The best days are the ones when you expect nothing & end up with...

    4.26 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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 17th May 19, 8:51 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Well, five Maidens in a row followed by an unexpected 3.2 O's today!
    But still chasing pvgis!
    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 17th May 19, 9:55 PM
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    legoman62
    Looking at Watson anywhere around 4 O's today
    Big drop off around 15.00 compared to previous days
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 18th May 19, 8:17 AM
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    shavy65
    > 7 O`s yesterday. Whatta couple of weeks!

    http://i66.tinypic.com/1zmf76u.jpg

    Picture shows the nice curve (ignore the clock! not sure how to reset it, this was actually taken about 6:50pm last night).
    Last edited by shavy65; Yesterday at 8:27 AM.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 18th May 19, 9:56 AM
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    onomatopoeia99
    1.13 O yesterday, which given it was a day of grey cloud is not surprising.
    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 18th May 19, 7:43 PM
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    KevinG
    2.67 Os today, middling.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th May 19, 7:51 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Been away and left some great weather behind by the look of the weather from the 10th - 17th. giving me an average of a/an Hawaii + 0.165 O's per day.. Today a meagre 2.64 O's.....
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; Yesterday at 7:55 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 18th May 19, 7:55 PM
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    Merlin139
    Wrong part of the country today me thinks.

    2.007 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 18th May 19, 8:48 PM
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    JKenH
    Disappointing 1.59 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th May 19, 9:58 PM
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    legoman62
    Disappointing 1.59 Os
    Originally posted by JKenH
    Not too far from you...well my panels are.4 O's today ish
    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 19th May 19, 5:27 AM
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    1961Nick
    A pitiful...

    1.7 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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 19th May 19, 11:44 AM
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    Coastalwatch
    Bucking the trend, 5.8 for yesterday and almost abreast of pvgis. But dull here today so will fall back from that 98.6% hiatus for the month so far. On the plus side we did creep past 11 MWhrs this morning since installation.
    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.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 19th May 19, 6:52 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Been away for the weekend, came home to :


    2.92 O yesterday
    3.5 O today
    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 19th May 19, 7:06 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not too clever a day, but looking to do around 450.00 squid FIT reward for this 1/4 on the 22nd. Last year:396.59 so much smarter even without the 'Smart Meter' that ain't smart at all: never going to volunteer to get one ( how hard is it to read yer meter once a month)? .. Today: 2.96 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).
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 19th May 19, 7:29 PM
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    KevinG
    A measly 2 Os today.
    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.
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 19th May 19, 7:45 PM
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    tunnel
    Not too clever a day, but looking to do around 450.00 squid FIT reward for this 1/4 on the 22nd. Last year:396.59 so much smarter even without the 'Smart Meter' that ain't smart at all: never going to volunteer to get one ( how hard is it to read yer meter once a month)? .. Today: 2.96 O's....
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    I'm hoping for around 6-700 for my quarter,got 8 days left before readings go in. My current leccy tariff states i must have a "smart" meter fitted(my mistake when signing up(small print)) but i've managed to head the leccy company off for 6 months while i consider it...lol....my tariff finishes a couple of months later so i'll have had the benefit of a cheaper leccy tariff but without the "upgrade"
    Just over a couple of O's in the bag today and over 63 O's for the month so far
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 19th May 19, 8:15 PM
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    1961Nick
    An unexpected...but very welcome...

    4.15 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
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