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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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    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 7th Mar 18, 7:11 PM
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    legoman62
    Another dull day here today = 1.925 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 7th Mar 18, 7:15 PM
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    Merlin139
    Best day of the month!

    1.99768 O's

    Have reached the dizzy heights of 9.2% of March Estimate!
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 7th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Better day than yesterday 2.691 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
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 7th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    A mere 3.4 O's today....
    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 8th Mar 18, 7:27 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Best day of the year so far and since 21st September ! !

    2.31 O's a Bond, at last.
    Originally posted by ASavvyBuyer
    I think S. Wales did well yesterday, 2.63 O's here, and another good day today, hopefully bringing March back into balance.

    Then 3 whole days of rain!
    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.
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 8th Mar 18, 11:34 AM
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    KevinG
    Quick update on the first week of March after that wonderful end to February:

    1st: 0.42 Os
    2nd: 0.18 Os
    3rd: 2.69 Os
    4th: 0.76 Os
    5th: 1.49 Os
    6th: 2.05 Os
    7th: 2.66 Os

    Daily average: 1.46 Os vs March PVGIS of 2.71, so not great.
    2kWp - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 8th Mar 18, 7:23 PM
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    legoman62
    1.575 O's here today....not much better than Feb figures at the minute
    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 8th Mar 18, 7:36 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    1.575 O's here today....not much better than Feb figures at the minute
    Originally posted by legoman62
    I ain't grumbling over the last few days, however, today was only..3.08 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).
    • KevinG
    • By KevinG 8th Mar 18, 7:56 PM
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    KevinG
    A tad better today, 4.49 Os, lots of lovely sunshine
    2kWp - 10*200W Kioto, SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF, SSE facing, some shading in winter, 37 pitch, installed Jun-2011, inverter replaced Sep-2017
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 8th Mar 18, 8:03 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Not bad today 4 O's on the nose.
    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
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 9th Mar 18, 7:39 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Nearly a TyphOOO with 2.9 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.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    Merlin139
    Guess the nightmare continues!

    1.33 O's
    • legoman62
    • By legoman62 9th Mar 18, 8:14 PM
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    legoman62
    2.2 O's here on the sunny...ish E coast 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 9th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    !!!!ing down with rain... 0.542 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 9th Mar 18, 9:14 PM
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    Merlin139
    Best day of the month! Not difficult based on the last 8 days.

    Still miles behind the curve!

    3.72 O's
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 9th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Not Impressed..1.6 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 10th Mar 18, 7:25 AM
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    Martyn1981
    !!!!ing down with rain... 0.542 O's
    Originally posted by cjmillsnun
    Nice weather for ducks. About half an O 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.
    • Oscargrouch
    • By Oscargrouch 10th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    Oscargrouch
    Bad, Bad an even Badder...1.12 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).
    • cjmillsnun
    • By cjmillsnun 10th Mar 18, 10:27 PM
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    cjmillsnun
    Twice as good as yesterday. 1.003 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
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 11th Mar 18, 8:23 AM
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    Merlin139
    Naff!

    0.64 O's
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