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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 11th Feb 18, 9:12 PM
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    Merlin139
    A reasonable day in the end. Should have been superb! but some clouds came along and spoiled it!

    Believe I lost at least an O!

    3.43 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 12th Feb 18, 8:35 AM
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    legoman62
    1.8 Os here yesterday
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 12th Feb 18, 5:16 PM
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    Merlin139
    Near perfect till midday then downhill fast!

    3.14 O's

    Email from Good energy to say my FIT payment will be in the bank on the 19th!

    Not bad submitted the reading on Dec 20th 2017!
    Last edited by Merlin139; 12-02-2018 at 5:28 PM.
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 12th Feb 18, 6:53 PM
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    Markj1110
    11th Feb - 1.36 O's.
    12th Feb - 2.19 O's, a BOND!
    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 12th Feb 18, 7:10 PM
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    legoman62
    1.65 O's here today. 2 days to my next FITs reading
    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 Feb 18, 9:47 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.65 O's here today. 2 days to my next FITs reading
    Originally posted by legoman62
    10 Days to mine...
    11th Feb - 1.36 O's.
    12th Feb - 2.19 O's, a BOND!
    Originally posted by Markj1110
    For me today..2.92 O's; still a Bond!......
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Feb 18, 7:01 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Got my first Bond, scraped through with 2.02 Os.

    Currently projecting best Feb ever for my system, but plenty of time left for it all to turn to carp.
    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 13th Feb 18, 4:40 PM
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    Merlin139
    0.4 O's

    Not what I expected!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 13th Feb 18, 5:55 PM
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    Markj1110
    0.45 O's today.
    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 13th Feb 18, 7:38 PM
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    legoman62
    Miserable day here today = 0.725 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 13th Feb 18, 8:19 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    First Uno+ of the year
    1.07 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 13th Feb 18, 9:32 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Back to basics 0.56 O's.....
    2.5 kWp PV system, SSW facing, 45 Deg Roof. ABB Inverter, Monitor: 'Wattson'.
    Reg. for FIT Nov 2011. Northants. "It's not what you generate; it's how you use it that matters".

    Definition of 'O's = kWh/kWp (kWh = your daily & accurate Generation figure) (kWp = the rated output of your PV Panels).
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 14th Feb 18, 8:05 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Almost an O yesterday.

    Silly question, but anyone getting log in problems? 5 days ago I got told my password was 2,000+ days old and I had to change it. Today i got told my password was 5 days old, had therefore expired and I had to change it ... again. Normally I leave it logged in, so serious risk of forgetting password.

    Just me?
    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 Feb 18, 8:35 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Almost an O yesterday.

    Silly question, but anyone getting log in problems? 5 days ago I got told my password was 2,000+ days old and I had to change it. Today i got told my password was 5 days old, had therefore expired and I had to change it ... again. Normally I leave it logged in, so serious risk of forgetting password.

    Just me?
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Same here; asked to change it last week and then asked again this morning.

    Fortunately, I use LastPass which store passwords securely and also creates ones with totally random characters.
    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 14th Feb 18, 9:14 AM
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    legoman62
    Almost an O yesterday.

    Silly question, but anyone getting log in problems? 5 days ago I got told my password was 2,000+ days old and I had to change it. Today i got told my password was 5 days old, had therefore expired and I had to change it ... again. Normally I leave it logged in, so serious risk of forgetting password.

    Just me?
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Me too. Changed password and not heard anything else....yet!
    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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 14th Feb 18, 10:06 AM
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    Merlin139
    I think the password thing was a way of trying to stop all the Spam on the site. It has not helped though!
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 14th Feb 18, 10:19 AM
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    Markj1110
    Almost an O yesterday.

    Silly question, but anyone getting log in problems? 5 days ago I got told my password was 2,000+ days old and I had to change it. Today i got told my password was 5 days old, had therefore expired and I had to change it ... again. Normally I leave it logged in, so serious risk of forgetting password.

    Just me?
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Yes it asked me to change the password a few days ago, but nothing since then.
    3.96 kWp System, SSE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 330W BenQ Panels, Solar Edge Inverter, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Installed 26th May 2015.
    • Dave Fowler
    • By Dave Fowler 14th Feb 18, 10:33 AM
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    Dave Fowler
    Yes it asked me to change the password a few days ago, but nothing since then.
    Originally posted by Markj1110
    I've been asked twice in the last week to change my password. It's difficult enough to remember one password per login location, but three changes is taxing my memory.

    Dave F
    Solar PV System 1: 2.96kWp South+8 degrees. Roof 38 degrees. 'Normal' system
    Solar PV System 2: 3.00kWp South-4 degrees. Roof 28 degrees. SolarEdge system
    EV car
    Location: Bedfordshire
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 14th Feb 18, 10:51 AM
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    Martyn1981
    I think the password thing was a way of trying to stop all the Spam on the site. It has not helped though!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    I can help with that, just go to my site NoMoreSpamMart.

    I'll remind you again every 30mins.
    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 14th Feb 18, 4:56 PM
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    Merlin139
    Nuther poor day!

    0.85 O's
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