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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 9th Nov 18, 10:14 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A pathetic 0.54 Os today
    Originally posted by KevinG
    Better than I...
    The halo must have slipped, only 1.6 O's today!
    Originally posted by Coastalwatch
    Not as far as mine....0.52 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Nov 18, 10:22 PM
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    legoman62
    1.05 O's here today
    5 days to my next FITs reading....will it be a new record?
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 10th Nov 18, 8:31 AM
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    Martyn1981
    The halo must have slipped, only 1.6 O's today!
    Originally posted by Coastalwatch
    Apparently the sun returns to Cardiff tomorrow. Been generating about 2kWh's per day for a week here.
    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.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Nov 18, 7:15 PM
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    legoman62
    1.375 O's here today...4 days to go
    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
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 10th Nov 18, 10:21 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Down again 1.33 O's today but surpassed the half way stage for the month.
    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 10th Nov 18, 11:06 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.375 O's here today...4 days to go
    Originally posted by legoman62
    1.88 O's for me today, with 12 days to go......
    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).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th Nov 18, 9:44 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Well the weather folk told the truth and the sun has finally returned to grey Cardiff. So far today generation has matched yesterday already.

    Need a few bonus O's now to get the month end prediction back up from 91%.
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Nov 18, 10:34 AM
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    Merlin139
    Friday, Good morning but poor afternoon. The sun shone till around 11:00 based on the reading of my data. The effect of the sun or luck of it reduced my production from this point. Not sure why as I was driving south down the A1/A14. From around 13:00 I think it may well have rained as production fell even further.

    1.75 O's

    Cannot post Saturday production as I don't know what it is yet. Well I could find out but that means I need to go into the garage and its raining. Need to go outside and then into garage as no connecting door from house to garage.

    Will post when I know. As soon as its stops raining or my WIFI thingy works again.
    Last edited by Merlin139; 11-11-2018 at 11:06 AM. Reason: Explaining what my post meant
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th Nov 18, 10:42 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Friday, Good morning but poor afternoon.

    1.75 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Stop it, I'm getting confused, first we had damp 'squids' and now I'm missing a day ...... need more sleep or coffee!
    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.
    • Nicholas Kinsey
    • By Nicholas Kinsey 11th Nov 18, 10:45 AM
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    Nicholas Kinsey
    Rip off company
    I signed to switch to these but they were messing me about that much I cancelled before the switch they said they had cancelled everything but took a direct debit payment out of the bank, I have contacted them five times now with no joy its been a month, there customer service is a joke BEWARE of this rip off company!
    • EricMears
    • By EricMears 11th Nov 18, 11:58 AM
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    EricMears
    I signed to switch to these but they were messing me about that much I cancelled before the switch they said they had cancelled everything but took a direct debit payment out of the bank, I have contacted them five times now with no joy its been a month, there customer service is a joke BEWARE of this rip off company!
    Originally posted by Nicholas Kinsey
    No need to keep trying to contact them ! Just contact your bank and ask for a refund under the terms of "The Direct Debit Guarantee". They'll probably try and fob you off with advice to contact the company but stick to your guns and insist they implement the guarantee.
    N Derbyshire.
    4kwp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Nov 18, 3:59 PM
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    Merlin139
    My WIFI thingy is now working.

    From my graph I have I believe it was sunny in the morning but not as sunny in the afternoon. I cannot confirm this as I was in Bury St Edmunds. Never been there before, don't think I will go back again as too many drivers who are very impatient!

    2.79 O's
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th Nov 18, 5:35 PM
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    Martyn1981
    Friday, Good morning but poor afternoon. The sun shone till around 11:00 based on the reading of my data. The effect of the sun or luck of it reduced my production from this point. Not sure why as I was driving south down the A1/A14. From around 13:00 I think it may well have rained as production fell even further.

    1.75 O's

    Cannot post Saturday production as I don't know what it is yet. Well I could find out but that means I need to go into the garage and its raining. Need to go outside and then into garage as no connecting door from house to garage.

    Will post when I know. As soon as its stops raining or my WIFI thingy works again.
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Only playing with you mate, and at least you know somebody actually reads the posts ..... also I'm in one of my weird moods where I get a bit too playful.

    Good news here is that we beat any of the last 7 days generation by 11am, and went on to get a nice (for us) 1.67 O's. Pulled the month end prediction back to 95% Woo Hoo!
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Nov 18, 5:59 PM
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    Merlin139
    Today! Wet and dull!

    0.64 O's

    Short post as I have said too much today!
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 11th Nov 18, 6:50 PM
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    KevinG
    Pretty mundane weekend, 1.3 Os and 1.37 Os, slightly below 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.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 11th Nov 18, 6:52 PM
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    KevinG
    I signed to switch to these but they were messing me about that much I cancelled before the switch they said they had cancelled everything but took a direct debit payment out of the bank, I have contacted them five times now with no joy its been a month, there customer service is a joke BEWARE of this rip off company!
    Originally posted by Nicholas Kinsey
    Welcome, but why is this on a Solar generation thread? Switched to whom?
    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.
    • Coastalwatch
    • By Coastalwatch 11th Nov 18, 7:15 PM
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    Coastalwatch
    Pretty mundane weekend, 1.3 Os and 1.37 Os, slightly below PVGIS.
    Originally posted by KevinG
    Well, at least consistent Kevin. Unlike here, 2.13 O's 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 11th Nov 18, 9:34 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Slight improvement today showing a result of 2.56 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 12th Nov 18, 7:55 AM
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    Merlin139
    You know its bad when your system says total production 2.17 Wh

    Hope it gets better
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • Zarch
    • By Zarch 12th Nov 18, 8:49 AM
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    Zarch
    1.48 yesterday with great autumn sunshine from noon onwards whilst we were out.

    So was super infuriating knowing that I had the washing machine going all morning when we were in!
    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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