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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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    • M0ney
    • By M0ney 11th Oct 18, 5:08 PM
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    M0ney
    3.75 here..... nice sunny day, over double the PVGIS October average.



    No one around today though, so we barely used a drop of it.
    Originally posted by Zarch

    Really interesting to see it like that, I'd be interested in getting software which could log my generation like that.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 11th Oct 18, 5:37 PM
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    KevinG
    1.75 Os today and a tad over 50% of October PVGIS.
    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.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 11th Oct 18, 6:03 PM
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    JKenH
    1.77 Os, 136% of PVGIS today and up to 47% of the months target.
    Solar newbie. Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Moixa 3kwh battery. IBoost water heater.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 11th Oct 18, 6:42 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    3.5 today so continuation of this amazing summer.
    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.
    • gefnew
    • By gefnew 11th Oct 18, 7:38 PM
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    gefnew
    hi M0ney
    come to the forum with your specs for your system and the people will help and guide you.
    regards
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Oct 18, 7:43 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor morning with rain till 11:00 then out with the Sun.

    2.41 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 11th Oct 18, 7:53 PM
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    Zarch
    Really interesting to see it like that, I'd be interested in getting software which could log my generation like that.
    Originally posted by M0ney
    https://pvoutput.org/

    You just need a way of squirting the data from your inverter up to there.

    You can also add generation with the correct bit of kit too.

    Plenty of help in their forum: https://forum.pvoutput.org/
    And also in their documentation: https://pvoutput.org/help.html
    Last edited by Zarch; 11-10-2018 at 8:08 PM.
    5.1kWp system, 17 x 300w JA panels, full SolarEdge in Sunny Sheffield.
    3 x NE, 14 x SW at various pitches on multiple aspects.
    Installed by CTS Renewables, September 2018.
    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 11th Oct 18, 8:06 PM
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    Zarch
    1.58 today, not quite reaching PVGIS October average. (93%).

    Although did max out the inverter a 3.68 for the briefest of minutes around 1pm!
    5.1kWp system, 17 x 300w JA panels, full SolarEdge in Sunny Sheffield.
    3 x NE, 14 x SW at various pitches on multiple aspects.
    Installed by CTS Renewables, September 2018.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Oct 18, 8:26 PM
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    legoman62
    Poor morning with rain till 11:00 then out with the Sun.

    2.41 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Similar day here today = 2.125 O's

    Edit. Or 2.275 O's...will check tomorrow
    Last edited by legoman62; 11-10-2018 at 9:04 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 11th Oct 18, 10:59 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Sad day today by all accounts with only..2.5 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).
    • M0ney
    • By M0ney 12th Oct 18, 8:31 AM
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    M0ney
    hi M0ney
    come to the forum with your specs for your system and the people will help and guide you.
    regards
    Originally posted by gefnew

    I'm working away from home at the moment so I can't remember for sure the make and model of my inverter, I have contacted the company who sold me the array for me and asked them what they would suggest...
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 12th Oct 18, 6:39 PM
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    KevinG
    Just a round 2 Os today, nothing to write home about.
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 12th Oct 18, 6:59 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just a round 2 Os today, nothing to write home about.
    Originally posted by KevinG

    Lucky You!
    Managed to generate just 78.27Wh today. 0.019 O's

    System switched off, thinking it was night time, a few times because of the dark skies and 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.
    • M0ney
    • By M0ney 12th Oct 18, 7:20 PM
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    M0ney
    Hi guys,

    I have a Solis 4g series inverter, I was wondering if anyone has used one of these data logging Wi-Fi sticks?

    https://zerohomebills.com/product/solis-data-logging-wifi-stick/
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Oct 18, 7:20 PM
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    legoman62
    Dismal day here today = 0.925 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 12th Oct 18, 8:12 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Dismal day here today = 0.925 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Even more dismal here..0.8 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).
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 12th Oct 18, 8:19 PM
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    JKenH
    0.51 Os. (39% of daily PVGIS target).
    Solar newbie. Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Moixa 3kwh battery. IBoost water heater.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 12th Oct 18, 9:31 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Lucky You!
    Managed to generate just 78.27Wh today. 0.019 O's

    System switched off, thinking it was night time, a few times because of the dark skies and rain.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Ow, is that the lowest figure ever recorded? I wonder if it's now making it's way east!
    A mixture of sunshine and cloud today, but a respectable 2.6 O's all the same. Now waiting nervously for the rain and darkness to arrive from the far west!
    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 13th Oct 18, 8:00 AM
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    Merlin139
    Worst day of the month!

    0.33 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 13th Oct 18, 10:11 AM
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    Zarch
    0.249 yesterday....... things can only get better!
    Last edited by Zarch; 13-10-2018 at 10:13 AM.
    5.1kWp system, 17 x 300w JA panels, full SolarEdge in Sunny Sheffield.
    3 x NE, 14 x SW at various pitches on multiple aspects.
    Installed by CTS Renewables, September 2018.
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