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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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    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 2nd Jul 18, 11:32 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A "mere" 6.16 Os for me today. I guess I shouldn't complain about a Maiden!
    Originally posted by KevinG
    6.9 Os today. Next 4 weeks look fine and dry!!!!
    Originally posted by ajbell
    And 6.8 O's here today, eleven Maidens on the trot. Phew!
    Originally posted by Coastalwatch
    Just to make a change in the last three posts; a/an Hawaii here + 1.88 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).
    • countryman
    • By countryman 3rd Jul 18, 8:49 AM
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    countryman
    Just to make a change in the last three posts; a/an Hawaii here + 1.88 O's....
    Originally posted by Oscargrouch
    Missed the fourth by a mere minute
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 3rd Jul 18, 8:50 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    First Maiden+ of this July; 6.15 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 3rd Jul 18, 8:57 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another boring day with only a/an Hawaii + 1.84 O's; not as good as yesterday....Still acceptable though.....
    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 3rd Jul 18, 9:25 PM
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    legoman62
    Only a/an Hawaii+0.325 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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 3rd Jul 18, 9:45 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Only a/an Hawaii+0.325 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Same here; only an Hawaii+0.78 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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 3rd Jul 18, 10:08 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Only a/an Hawaii+0.325 O's today
    Originally posted by legoman62

    No penalties needed here, another 6.8 O's today. 151% up on forecast for July, but I'll be happy if we just break even considering the last two months generation.
    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.
    • ajbell
    • By ajbell 3rd Jul 18, 10:58 PM
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    ajbell
    6.7 Os today. more of the same to come.
    What is the grid doing with all this power?
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 4th Jul 18, 6:55 AM
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    Martyn1981
    6.7 Os today. more of the same to come.
    What is the grid doing with all this power?
    Originally posted by ajbell
    Burning less gas ... nice.

    Last 3 days have given a nice start to July - 3.1 Os, 5.56 O's, 5.25 O's.

    July on 102% currently.

    The thoroughly needed rain due this morning has now disappeared off the forecast .... still hot!
    Last edited by Martyn1981; 04-07-2018 at 7:09 AM.
    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.
    • hollie.weimeraner
    • By hollie.weimeraner 4th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
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    hollie.weimeraner
    First 3 days of the month 6.5, 6.7 and a meager 5.7 O's yesterday. (and that's with a faulty inverter).
    3.975 KW Solar PV. 15 Canadian Black 265w panels with Sunny Boy 3600tl Inverter. SSE facing with 30 degree pitch. In occasionally sunny Sheffield.
    Toyota Auris Hybrid Tourer
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 4th Jul 18, 8:05 AM
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    Merlin139
    Very cloudy poor start to the day so well happy with the result!

    Maiden + 0.25 O's

    More cloud today and rather dark here now.
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 4th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
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    Merlin139
    I am having a Victor Meldrew moment!

    Cloudy all day with no sun and it decides to turn up now!!!!!!!!!!!!

    About as much use to me as a chocolate fireguard!
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 4th Jul 18, 7:35 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    I am having a Victor Meldrew moment! Cloudy all day with no sun and it decides to turn up now!!!!!!!!!!!! About as much use to me as a chocolate fireguard!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Okay as long as the fire ain't lit..
    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).
    • hollie.weimeraner
    • By hollie.weimeraner 4th Jul 18, 8:01 PM
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    hollie.weimeraner
    4 days into the month and I've hit 5Kwh short of 25% of PVGIS already.
    3.975 KW Solar PV. 15 Canadian Black 265w panels with Sunny Boy 3600tl Inverter. SSE facing with 30 degree pitch. In occasionally sunny Sheffield.
    Toyota Auris Hybrid Tourer
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 4th Jul 18, 8:34 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Guess it had to end sometime! After 12 Maidens in a row just an Hawaii +0.66 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 4th Jul 18, 9:50 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Very poor day today....a/an Hawaii + only 1.08 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 4th Jul 18, 10:14 PM
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    legoman62
    Late start here today on the misty E coast = 4.225 Os
    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 4th Jul 18, 11:02 PM
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    countryman
    Well... 6.8 O's yesterday
    &
    6.1 O's today
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Jul 18, 5:11 AM
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    Merlin139
    Obviously the only one who was really effected by the Sun's Day OFF!

    2.19 O's

    Hides under rock due to embarrassment!
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 5th Jul 18, 9:07 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Obviously the only one who was really effected by the Sun's Day OFF!2.19 O'sHides under rock due to embarrassment!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    C'mon, you must be getting used to it by now..
    Late start here today on the misty E coast = 4.225 Os
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Me too, only a/an Hawaii + 1.52 O's today....
    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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