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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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    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 11th Apr 18, 7:53 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Much better day. 4.149 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Apr 18, 9:29 PM
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    legoman62
    Still Sunless here 0.7 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
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 12th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    tunnel
    Three straight days of miserable, misty, wet, cra$$y, dull, overcast, grey, cold and low generation figures. Averaged 0.3 O's a day.....rubbish, not even been able to boil my 1Kw kettle without paying for leccy
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 12th Apr 18, 7:50 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Meh... 1.847 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
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Apr 18, 9:15 PM
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    legoman62
    Tues 2.8kWh, 0.7 O's, Wed 2.7kWh, 0.675 O's today 2.8kWh, 0.7 O's....needle stuck
    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 12th Apr 18, 9:35 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A crappy 0.48 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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 13th Apr 18, 7:17 AM
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    Merlin139
    More Poop!

    0.64 O's
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Apr 18, 7:57 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Six poor days in a row, and my month end prediction is retreating into a hole and having a quiet sob - 89%.

    Hopefully the weather improves from today, but not sure it's good enough to raise the figure, perhaps just stop it sliding lower.
    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 13th Apr 18, 9:08 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    10th 1.19 O's
    11th 0.42 O's
    12th 1.08 O's

    18.96 O's so far for this April, that's less than 20 % of PVGIS estimate for the month and over 33% of the month gone.
    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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 13th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
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    Merlin139
    Its getting better!

    0.67 O's

    Should be at 43.3% but running at 24.1% of estimate!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Apr 18, 8:21 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Its getting better!
    0.67 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Only just...1.96 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 13th Apr 18, 9:00 PM
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    legoman62
    Just in the "O" zone Exactly 1 O
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28 pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 14th Apr 18, 7:35 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Just in the "O" zone Exactly 1 O
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Ozone for 1 O gets my vote, that's a great name, especially as my Dec average target is 0.46 O's, so I'm always aiming for the Ozone.
    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.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 14th Apr 18, 7:40 PM
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    KevinG
    Thought I'd get in first today with a lovely 6.18 Os
    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.
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 14th Apr 18, 8:04 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Yesterday 1.816 O's

    4.771 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 14th Apr 18, 8:39 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Thought I'd get in first today with a lovely 6.18 Os
    Originally posted by KevinG
    Lucky you! I nearly made a/an Hawaii
    - sadly, ended with 4.92 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).
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 14th Apr 18, 9:32 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the year so far with 4.53 O's today
    Also, best day since 27th August last year.
    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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 14th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor day by others standards!

    2.78 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th Apr 18, 12:23 AM
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    legoman62
    Poor day by others standards!

    2.78 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Slightly better here 3.075 Os 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 15th Apr 18, 8:16 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Carp day...1.92 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).
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