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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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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 19th Oct 19, 11:47 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    3.06 O today
    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 Oct 19, 7:27 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    On a chilly day a useful 2.25 O's.Sadly not home to utilise entirely but left the ASHPs on so it was at least toastie when we got home for tea!
    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 20th Oct 19, 8:02 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Measly 2.00 O's here..... No posts for the next 4-5 days working darn South...
    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 20th Oct 19, 8:36 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Measly 2.00 O's here..... No posts for the next 4-5 days working darn South...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Yeah, it's a real backwater for internet connections down here. You don't know how lucky you are t'up north!
    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 Oct 19, 8:44 PM
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    legoman62
    Measly 2.00 O's here..... No posts for the next 4-5 days working darn South...
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    I'll be back tomorrow 1 O 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 20th Oct 19, 10:14 PM
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    JKenH
    1.1 Os here.
    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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 21st Oct 19, 7:29 PM
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    JKenH
    0.87 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 Oct 19, 9:30 PM
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    legoman62
    0.9 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 21st Oct 19, 10:40 PM
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    1961Nick
    A meagre 1.07 O's today.
    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 Oct 19, 11:19 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    A meagre 1.07 O's today.
    Originally posted by 1961Nick
    Better than my meagre 0.5.
    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.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 22nd Oct 19, 8:42 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Three weeks in and predicting 99%. Mixed bag ahead, but enough sun forecast (I think) to hit 100% for month, and 107% for 2019.
    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.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 22nd Oct 19, 8:01 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    I love this time of year when solar output near enough equates to domestic needs. 2.36 O's and just ahead of pvgis for October.
    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 Oct 19, 8:23 PM
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    legoman62
    A better than expected 2.275 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 23rd Oct 19, 8:13 AM
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    JKenH
    1.16 Os yesterday. 25.8 Os and 67% of months target so far compared to 32.6 Os and 80% at this stage of the month last year.
    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 Oct 19, 8:46 AM
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    1961Nick
    1.36 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 23rd Oct 19, 7:43 PM
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    legoman62
    1.925 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 23rd Oct 19, 8:30 PM
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    JKenH
    1.47 Os for me
    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 23rd Oct 19, 9:21 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    1.81 O's today. Sadly out all day so the Leaf wasn't here to take advantage but wifey got in a couple of loads of washing/tumble drier activity together with an hours worth of immersion heating.
    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.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 23rd Oct 19, 10:34 PM
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    1961Nick
    And the current front runner is...

    2.20 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
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 24th Oct 19, 6:48 PM
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    JKenH
    0.23 Os. Worst day since Jan 16th!
    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
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