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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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    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Jul 18, 9:15 PM
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    Merlin139
    What a day!

    6.9 kWh

    1.73 O's
    Last edited by Merlin139; 10-07-2018 at 7:21 AM. Reason: Explaining my numbers
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Jul 18, 10:30 PM
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    legoman62
    What a day!

    6.9
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    What a day not 1.95 Os on the dull E coast today
    Still averaging over 21kWh a day this month though
    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 10th Jul 18, 12:43 AM
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    countryman
    What a day not 1.95 Os on the dull E coast today
    Still averaging over 21kWh a day this month though
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Still bloomin' hot but only 3.41 O's Yesterday...
    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 10th Jul 18, 7:24 AM
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    Merlin139
    What a day not 1.95 Os on the dull E coast today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Still better than my 1.73 O's!
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 10th Jul 18, 7:34 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Morning was great and ESE system got 5.59 O's, but afternoon was poor and WNW only got 3.4 O's.

    Next couple of days look similar.

    [BTW, still too hot.]
    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 10th Jul 18, 10:39 AM
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    Coastalwatch

    [BTW, still too hot.]
    Originally posted by Martyn1981

    Refreshingly cooler here today on the east coast, although output down to match.

    Scraped an Hawaii yesterday with July so far averaging a Maiden or 152% compared to pvgis!

    Can't be right, can it?
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 10th Jul 18, 4:56 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Been averaging about 40% above PVGIS estimate for the start of July.


    4.97 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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Jul 18, 9:12 PM
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    legoman62
    Late start today. Picked up at 14.00
    Somehow managed a/an Hawaii+0.275 O's
    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 10th Jul 18, 10:09 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    4.12 O's for 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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 10th Jul 18, 11:33 PM
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    countryman
    Better today 6.28 O's
    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 11th Jul 18, 8:15 AM
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    Merlin139
    Poor morning but still managed,

    Maiden + 0.12 O's

    How good could it have been?


    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 11th Jul 18, 6:34 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Been averaging about 40% above PVGIS estimate for the start of July.


    4.97 O's for yesterday.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer

    Thanks for that, so it could be.


    Worst day of July yesterday, just 4.5 O's.
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Jul 18, 9:10 PM
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    Merlin139
    Another poor cloudy morning. Improvement from 13:00

    4.21 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Jul 18, 9:48 PM
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    legoman62
    Another poor cloudy morning. Improvement from 13:00

    4.21 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Cloud lifted at 16.00 here Made 2.4 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 11th Jul 18, 11:10 PM
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    countryman
    Took a while to get going but when it did... 4.63 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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 12th Jul 18, 9:10 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 2.16 O's for yesterday.
    Overcast for most of the day, but still no rain!
    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.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 12th Jul 18, 2:11 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Yesterday was the worst day of the month here and for the first time being under the predicted daily average for July. But still 3.6 O's .

    Today could be similar too, with an overcast morning although the sun has broken through now.
    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 12th Jul 18, 8:47 PM
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    ajbell
    3.73 Os today.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
    • countryman
    • By countryman 12th Jul 18, 9:00 PM
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    countryman
    Steady start once again today near Lincoln but 4.45 O's none the less and still trickling away at 60w
    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 12th Jul 18, 10:04 PM
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    Merlin139
    Another cloudy dull day!

    2.26 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
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