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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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    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 18th Jan 19, 8:14 AM
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    Zarch
    1.77 O for 220% of PVGIS...... almost perfect curve in the graph despite it being close to freezing most of the day.

    More days like yesterday please.
    5.1kWp system, 17 x 300w JA panels, full 3680 SolarEdge in Sunny Sheffield.
    3 x NE, 14 x SW at various pitches on multiple aspects.
    Installed by CTS Renewables, September 2018.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th Jan 19, 4:28 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    The brief moment of Glory yesterday...0.68 O's 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 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 18th Jan 19, 5:28 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    A very useful 1.51 O's 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th Jan 19, 7:28 PM
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    legoman62
    0.675 O's today. Week end looks abysmal
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • thisreallyisme
    • By thisreallyisme 19th Jan 19, 12:43 AM
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    thisreallyisme
    0.89, even worse than Christmas day!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 19th Jan 19, 4:48 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    What can one say about today, apart from......0.28 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 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 19th Jan 19, 10:32 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    What can one say about today, apart from......0.28 O's...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Sorry Oscar, I think it must be a twos day.
    Two point two eight O's here 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 19th Jan 19, 10:42 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Sorry Oscar, I think it must be a twos day.
    Two point two eight O's here today!
    Originally posted by Coastalwatch
    At least the Morrow is a Sun Day.....
    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 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 20th Jan 19, 12:17 AM
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    legoman62
    0.675 O's today. Week end looks abysmal
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Spot on 0.825 O's yesterday
    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 Jan 19, 4:32 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    So little for a 'Sun Day'...0.84 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 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 20th Jan 19, 5:36 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Oh dear! Two point one four 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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 20th Jan 19, 9:00 PM
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    legoman62
    Early Sunshine then dull afternoon 0.875 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
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