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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
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    Kernel Sanders
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation"
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    • 15th Mar 12, 11:06 PM
    Renewables: "talking 'bout my generation" 15th Mar 12 at 11:06 PM
    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 6:01 PM.
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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 14th May 19, 8:07 PM
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    legoman62
    Maiden + 0.2 O's here today
    FIT read in today 1081kWh...best Feb-May period ever
    Worst 2018 875kWh Previous best 2015 1057kWh

    Edit:- Only problem, I was out most of the day so 16kWh went to the grid
    Last edited by legoman62; 14-05-2019 at 8:10 PM.
    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 14th May 19, 8:39 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Another Hawaii + 0.83 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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 14th May 19, 8:45 PM
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    JKenH
    Another best ever day (a whole 0.16 kWh better than yesterday) 5.45 Os.
    Northern Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Solis inverters, Solar IBoost water heater, Mitsubishi SRK35ZS-S and SRK20ZS-S Wall Mounted Inverter Heat Pumps
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 14th May 19, 9:44 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Another very good day, another Maiden with 6.81 O
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 15th May 19, 7:21 AM
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    1961Nick
    Lost 2.5 hours production yesterday afternoon while some electrical work was being done....

    5.76 O's......could have been 6.6 O's
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400

    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 15th May 19, 7:36 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Another maiden and all round good day with 6.69 O. I'm well ahead of PVGIS for the month at the moment, on Saturday evening I was some way behind .
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 15th May 19, 8:08 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Hawaii + 0.17 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, Kia Soul EV & 100% Green Electric Tariff.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 15th May 19, 8:14 PM
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    legoman62
    Went out with gen meter reading Heaven + 0.55 O's today
    Best total since last June
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 15th May 19, 8:50 PM
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    JKenH
    5.45 Os again today just 10wh short of yesterday’s total. Very consistent over last 3 days: 5.43, 5.45 and 5.45. Quite happy with that as prior to this week had only chalked up one Hawaii since the panels were installed last summer.
    Northern Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Solis inverters, Solar IBoost water heater, Mitsubishi SRK35ZS-S and SRK20ZS-S Wall Mounted Inverter Heat Pumps
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 15th May 19, 9:01 PM
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    KevinG
    A slightly disappointing 6.47 Os today!
    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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 15th May 19, 9:05 PM
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    Merlin139
    Best day of the year.

    Maiden + 0.86 O's

    Lovely day in the Garden painting and varnishing.
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 15th May 19, 10:14 PM
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    1961Nick
    Still looking for that first Heaven....

    6.74 O's
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400

    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 16th May 19, 7:33 PM
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    onomatopoeia99
    Clouded over from lunchtime so 5.57 O today. Still a Hawaii though
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 16th May 19, 7:55 PM
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    JKenH
    5.45 Os for third day running. Generation last three days has been 42.54, 42.53 and today 42.55 kWh.

    Some interesting Cloud Edge effects today, particularly about 5.45pm when after several hours of clear skies and gradually falling PV the generation suddenly shot up from 3.26kw to 4kw before dropping to less than 1kw as a bank of cloud came over.
    Northern Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Solis inverters, Solar IBoost water heater, Mitsubishi SRK35ZS-S and SRK20ZS-S Wall Mounted Inverter Heat Pumps
    • 1961Nick
    • By 1961Nick 16th May 19, 8:23 PM
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    1961Nick
    A last hurrah before the clouds make a return tomorrow..

    6.51 O's
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400

    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 16th May 19, 8:44 PM
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    Merlin139
    Sure I said this yesterday. Best day of the Year!

    Maiden + 0.88 O's

    55% of months production has come in the last 5 days. Now ahead of estimate for first time this month.
    3.975 kWp PV SolarEdge System South Facing 10% Shading Installed 21 May 2014 Located in Mid East Yorkshire.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th May 19, 9:24 PM
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    legoman62
    Away for a while Hawaii + there today
    16 Sanyo Hit 250s.4kWp SMA 3.8kWp inverter. SW roof. 28° pitch.
    Minimal shade. Nov 2011 install. N.E Lincs Coast. Hybrid car
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 16th May 19, 9:51 PM
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    KevinG
    6.05 Os and fourth maiden in a row but, looking at the forecast, that's it for a few days. I had much higher peaks than the last three days and had they been sustained I probably would have got a 7, but there were significant periods of cloud where generation was well down.
    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.
    • shavy65
    • By shavy65 17th May 19, 2:52 PM
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    shavy65
    173 kWh`s generated over the last 7 days up here.

    Prob my best generation over a sustained period.

    Had 2 days in 2015 where I generated over 30 kWh`s. Can`t seem to even threaten that now, even with what would be perceived as ideal conditions.
    3.975 kWp System, South facing, 21 degree pitch, 15 x Canadian Solar Elps, Samil Inverter, location NE Scotland (Fraserburgh) Bring on the Sun
    • JKenH
    • By JKenH 17th May 19, 7:00 PM
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    JKenH
    A better than expected 3.27 Os.
    Northern Lincolnshire. 7.8 kWp system, (4.2 kw west facing panels , 3.6 kw east facing), Solis inverters, Solar IBoost water heater, Mitsubishi SRK35ZS-S and SRK20ZS-S Wall Mounted Inverter Heat Pumps
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