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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 Jan 18, 8:09 PM
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    Merlin139
    Bad! 0.03997 O's

    Worst day of the Month! Year!

    Worst day in over 2 years! Previous worst day 06/01/2016

    3rd worst day on record.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Jan 18, 8:46 PM
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    legoman62
    Drum-roll.....0.025 O's here 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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 10th Jan 18, 7:55 AM
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    Martyn1981
    I scored a zero, even on the WNW TGM that updates in 0.1kWhs. Checked the inverter on the ESE (whilst having a pee, as you do) and it clocked up 56Wh.

    Sunny today, then a dull week till next Tuesday apparently.
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 10th Jan 18, 9:45 AM
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    Markj1110
    Oh dear, 0.04 O's yesterday!
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 10th Jan 18, 8:26 PM
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    legoman62
    Drum-roll.....0.025 O's here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    Much better day here today = 0.1 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 Jan 18, 9:20 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    0.06 O's yesterday, followed by 0.35 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 10th Jan 18, 10:31 PM
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    Merlin139
    Much better day here today = 0.1 O's
    Originally posted by legoman62
    WoW!

    0.09511 O's

    Took the motorbike out this morning as it was meant to get sunny later on!

    What a load of CRA*!!! At least my gear still keeps me dry. Think I may use it to replace my Diving Dry Suit! I felt like I was under water coming home around 16:30
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th Jan 18, 7:12 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Nice day yesterday, got 0.93 O's, and prediction for Jan back up to 100%. Bonus day today as the forecast was dull, but now sunny(ish).

    Roll on March.
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 11th Jan 18, 9:21 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.28 O's yesterday.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    Merlin139
    Though the sun was coming but obviously changed its mind!

    0.287 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 11th Jan 18, 8:25 PM
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    legoman62
    0.25 O's here 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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 12th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Nothing but grey today (and tomorrow), but yesterday was a pleasantly unexpected 1.1 O's.
    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.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 12th Jan 18, 9:39 AM
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    0.14 O's yesterday.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 12th Jan 18, 5:09 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    2nd best day of the month & year so far, with 0.51 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Jan 18, 8:21 PM
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    legoman62
    0.425 O's here on the cold and wet E. coast today
    Just over 20kWh this month so far
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 13th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    Markj1110
    0.31 O's yesterday.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 13th Jan 18, 5:05 PM
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    Merlin139
    Poor and Poorer!

    Friday 0.2274 O's
    Today 0.1365 O's

    2 days production behind estimate!

    But on the plus side still nearly twice the production that I had at this point in Jan 2016!
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 13th Jan 18, 5:57 PM
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    legoman62
    0.225 O's here 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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Jan 18, 8:21 PM
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    Martyn1981
    0.036 O's at the TGM(s).
    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.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 14th Jan 18, 8:10 AM
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    2nd best day of the month & year so far, with 0.51 O's today.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    Followed by 2nd worst day of the month & year so far, with 0.065 O's 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
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