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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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    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 14th Feb 18, 5:55 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Just 0.26 O's today in all the 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 & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 14th Feb 18, 8:44 PM
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    legoman62
    0.75 O's here today...and plenty of rain
    FITs read gone in today, 239kWh for quarter = 125.00ish
    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 14th Feb 18, 10:54 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    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
    I had the same a couple of days ago...used the same old password; that cured it...
    Nuther poor day!
    0.85 O's
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Me to...0.72 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).
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 15th Feb 18, 5:41 PM
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    Markj1110
    14th Feb - 0.91 O's.
    15th Feb - 2.49 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 15th Feb 18, 7:49 PM
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    legoman62
    My 1st BOND this year 2.3 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
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 15th Feb 18, 8:54 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Not so good today; just 0.84 O's despite a few sunny spells.
    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 15th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
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    Merlin139
    Typhoo + 0.55 O's

    Past 100 kWh's for the month.

    Peek production at 3.12 kW @ 11:15 Best of year!
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 15th Feb 18, 10:22 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    14th Feb - 0.91 O's.
    15th Feb - 2.49 O's - A BOND.
    Originally posted by Markj1110
    Guess I had a Typh000 today + .36 O's.....
    Typhoo + 0.55 O's Past 100 kWh's for the month.Peek production at 3.12 kW @ 11:15 Best of year!
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Bummer, you beat me...
    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).
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 16th Feb 18, 5:19 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Another reasonable day..2.92 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).
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 16th Feb 18, 7:20 PM
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    legoman62
    Just missed another BOND 1.975 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 16th Feb 18, 10:18 PM
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    Merlin139
    A day of 2 bits.

    Goodish till 09:45 then pants till 13:45 followed by a steep decline!

    Still got a BOND + 0.45's
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 16th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
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    Room for another one?

    Recently started logging on PVOutput and generated 3.226 O's today (I'm assuming that's kWh/kWp?)

    If you're interested... https://pvoutput.org/list.jsp?id=63787&sid=56720
    Last edited by cjmillsnun; 16-02-2018 at 11:23 PM.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 17th Feb 18, 11:21 AM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    Best day of the year so far with 1.28 O's yesterday.

    Used it all too, as also the lowest import day of the year so far.
    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
    • Markj1110
    • By Markj1110 17th Feb 18, 1:19 PM
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    Markj1110
    2.18 O's yesterday, 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.
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 17th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Another good day today.

    3.097 O's
    2.88 kWp System, SE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 240W Conergy Panels, Samil Solar River Inverter, Havant, Hampshire. Installed July 2012, acquired by me on purchase of house in August 2017
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 17th Feb 18, 5:59 PM
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    legoman62
    Another good day today.

    3.097 O's
    Originally posted by cjmillsnun
    Are you sure they're not kWh
    1.2 O's or 4.8kWh 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
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 17th Feb 18, 6:02 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Are you sure they're not kWh
    1.2 O's or 4.8kWh here today
    Originally posted by legoman62
    8.92 kWh today. Bright sunshine and living on the south coast helps.
    2.88 kWp System, SE Facing, 30 Degree Pitch, 12 x 240W Conergy Panels, Samil Solar River Inverter, Havant, Hampshire. Installed July 2012, acquired by me on purchase of house in August 2017
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 17th Feb 18, 6:42 PM
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    ASavvyBuyer
    1.06 O's today.

    Still above our PVGIS daily estimate for Feb.
    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 17th Feb 18, 7:48 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    8.92 kWh today. Bright sunshine and living on the south coast helps.
    Originally posted by cjmillsnun
    Thats what your PV Output states, what does your generation meter rekon?..
    Compared to above, a meager 2.5 O's for me...
    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).
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    Merlin139
    Perfect day from 15:30!

    Prior to that carp and rain!

    0.72 O's
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