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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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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Apr 18, 6:33 PM
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    legoman62
    Inverter fast asleep already..Made 2.25 O's today
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • countryman
    • By countryman 7th Apr 18, 7:21 PM
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    countryman
    2.17 O's today... Inverter getting drowsy but still trickling 24w as I type.

    Happy page 1000
    Last edited by countryman; 07-04-2018 at 7:23 PM.
    4kw PV fitted 4th July 2014 (Green Energy NW 5600). WSW facing, 30 deg Pitch, Unshaded, Samil Solar River inverter, 16 Solar World Mono panels, Iboost on Immersion Heater. located in mid Lincolnshire.
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 7th Apr 18, 8:15 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    1.333 O's today. :/
    2.88 kWp System, SE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 240W Conergy Panels, Samil Solar River Inverter, Havant, Hampshire. Installed July 2012, acquired by me on purchase of house in August 2017
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 8th Apr 18, 9:02 AM
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    Merlin139
    Rubbish!

    1.52 O's
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 8th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
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    Merlin139
    Worse than yesterday and the poor year continues!

    1.36 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Apr 18, 8:50 PM
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    legoman62
    Miserable day here...rain all day 0.9 Os
    Last edited by legoman62; 08-04-2018 at 8:53 PM.
    E Coast. 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 8th Apr 18, 11:11 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Miserable day here...rain all day 0.9 Os
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Similar here 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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 9th Apr 18, 6:41 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Couple of poor days, yesterday was 1.67 O's, so now predicting 97% for April.
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 9th Apr 18, 8:14 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    2.09 O's for yesterday.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30 pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers. Inst Aug 2015.
    + REUK Diverter & Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 9th Apr 18, 8:01 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Yesterday 1.101 O's

    Today 0.767 O's.

    2.88 kWp System, SE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 240W Conergy Panels, Samil Solar River Inverter, Havant, Hampshire. Installed July 2012, acquired by me on purchase of house in August 2017
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Apr 18, 8:19 PM
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    Merlin139
    Great day for 2 reasons!

    Had some sun! 3.49 O's Worth!

    New grandson turned up at 15:26 weighing in at 7lb 4ozs!
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 9th Apr 18, 8:25 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 1.6 O's today.
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30 pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers. Inst Aug 2015.
    + REUK Diverter & Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Apr 18, 8:25 PM
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    legoman62
    Miserable day here...rain all day 0.9 Os
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Wash, rinse and repeat today made 2.35 O's

    More of the same tomorrow
    E Coast. 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 9th Apr 18, 11:16 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Great day for 2 reasons!Had some sun! 3.49 O's Worth!New grandson turned up at 15:26 weighing in at 7lb 4ozs!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Congtatulations; shame about the Solar. By that I mean Mine..
    Wash, rinse and repeat today made 2.35 O's More of the same tomorrow
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Lucky you....1.12 O's here and 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    legoman62
    0.7 O's today on the cold and misty E. coast
    And there's more tomorrow
    E Coast. 16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 10th Apr 18, 7:46 PM
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    Merlin139
    0.36 O's
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 10th Apr 18, 8:31 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    1.132 O's today.
    2.88 kWp System, SE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 240W Conergy Panels, Samil Solar River Inverter, Havant, Hampshire. Installed July 2012, acquired by me on purchase of house in August 2017
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 10th Apr 18, 10:42 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.132 O's today.
    Originally posted by cjmillsnun
    Lucky Man!..1.2 O's here....
    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).
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 11th Apr 18, 7:08 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Shocking day...00.56 O's ..Ideal for Mushrooms......
    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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Apr 18, 7:41 PM
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    Merlin139
    Another very poor day!

    0.68 O's
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