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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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    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 17th May 18, 8:46 PM
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    KevinG
    5.99 Os. So close!
    2kWp - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 17th May 18, 9:09 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Another Hawaii + 0.26 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 17th May 18, 9:13 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Good day again..a/an Hawaii + 1.76 O's....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 17th May 18, 9:33 PM
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    legoman62
    Hawaii + 0.825 Os today. Just over 320 kWh for May....up to now
    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
    • michaels
    • By michaels 17th May 18, 9:47 PM
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    michaels
    If May H2 carries on in the same vein then we are all going to smash our maximum monthly generation records for any month not just may.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 17th May 18, 9:50 PM
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    ajbell
    Shouldn't say it but could be my first 600 kwh month.
    Only taken 29 kwh from the grid so far.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th May 18, 9:51 PM
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    Merlin139
    Plenty of sun but so much cloud! 24 peaks in the graph for today between 08:00 and 17:00 with peak production over 4 kWh @ 11:15, 12:15, 12:30 & 13:00

    Still ended up with a

    Hawaii + 0.7 O's

    Should sail past Aprils total tomorrow!
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 17th May 18, 11:42 PM
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    jimjames
    20kWh today, that's twice this month we've hit that and a few more just under
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 18th May 18, 7:50 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Shouldn't say it but could be my first 600 kwh month.
    Only taken 29 kwh from the grid so far.
    Originally posted by ajbell
    Kiss of death?

    5.66 O's, been getting loads of days around there. Month end prediction now 112% and 701kWh's (if rest of month is average), which will be my first 700 May if it happens, and the long term forecast is for another 8 nice days.
    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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th May 18, 12:42 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Kiss of death?

    5.66 O's, been getting loads of days around there. Month end prediction now 112% and 701kWh's (if rest of month is average), which will be my first 700 May if it happens, and the long term forecast is for another 8 nice days.
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Defo, the 'Kiss of Death' now..
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • theboylard
    • By theboylard 18th May 18, 1:33 PM
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    theboylard
    Defo, the 'Kiss of Death' now..
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    You read it here folks, it's all Mart's fault if May goes all Pete Tong on us!!!


    But PVoutput shows I'm currently at 142% of target to date for May, so I'll take that under advisement
    4kWp, SSE, 16 x 250w EcoFuture BoB with retro-fitted SolarEdge P300 optimisers & SE3500 Inverter, in occasionally sunny Corby, Northants.
    • Waywardmike
    • By Waywardmike 18th May 18, 3:11 PM
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    Waywardmike
    It's been a while since I've posted but this month got me curious as to how everyone else is doing.

    Yesterday I got 7.06 O's.. (28.25kWh), my third best day ever.

    1st 28.96kWh - 07/06/15
    2nd 28.27kWh - 20/04/16

    This month has improved my mood considerably after a disastrous March and April!
    4 Kwp System, South Facing, 35 Degree Pitch, 16 x 250W Solarworld Panels, SMA Sunnyboy 3600 Inverter, Installed 02/09/14 in Sunny South Bedford - 5600
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 18th May 18, 8:56 PM
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    KevinG
    6.3 Os today, not to be sneezed at. Now at 83% of May PVGIS with 58% of the month gone.
    Last edited by KevinG; 18-05-2018 at 9:05 PM.
    2kWp - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 18th May 18, 9:06 PM
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    ajbell
    6.2 Os today and 381 kwh for May so far.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 18th May 18, 9:08 PM
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    legoman62
    Hawaii + 0.575 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 18th May 18, 9:20 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Hawaii + 0.575 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Beat yer.. a/an Hawaii + 0.840000 O's....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    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 18, 9:24 PM
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    Merlin139
    Maiden + 0.06 O's today

    Spent around 45 minutes today up a ladder trying to remove a Drey from under 1 of my panels. Had to do this as I noticed 2 of the little F****** running around up there yesterday!

    Looking at what I was able to remove it looks very recent as the grass and leaves were quite fresh! Have kept the ladder up so will be looking again each day until they are gone. My Air rifle is also loaded ready And we thought they were so cute running along our back fence!
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 19th May 18, 8:08 AM
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    Martyn1981
    You read it here folks, it's all Mart's fault if May goes all Pete Tong on us!!!
    Originally posted by theboylard
    I've taken legal advice on this and apparently my defence is "ajbell said it first". Also I use a BOGOF lawyer so got "he who smelt it, dealt it" for free.

    Anyway's I'm gonna double down on the kiss of death with the fact that the weather forecast here that goes to the 28th (so far) is predicting good to above average every day.
    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.
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 19th May 18, 8:04 PM
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    ajbell
    6.86 Os today and 409kwh so far for May.
    35kwh taken from grid.
    Last edited by ajbell; 19-05-2018 at 8:06 PM.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 19th May 18, 8:24 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Calling it a day now unless I can knock the house out to the West of me: Ended with a mere Hawaii + 1.84 O's. At the moment, last year I made a Total of 116.88p. for this 1/4. Currently at 143.988p for this 1/4. Numbers are calculated /kWp. Another three days to go before my end 1/4.....
    Last edited by Oscargrouch; 19-05-2018 at 8:27 PM.
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
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