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Online nfmax

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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #250 on: October 15, 2018, 06:34:48 am »
0.28kWh from my 1.7kW panels today. Rain. Lots of rain. Peak 15-minute average power was 170W, at 11:00 to 11:15 BST
 
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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #251 on: October 17, 2018, 04:20:06 am »
22.5 kWh out of our 7.2 kWp system today. On October 16th. This month so far we made 301 kWh. Last year October we made 296 kWh in the entire month.

I know that global warming has little to do with this but whatever the reason 2018 is a GREAT year for solar in NL  8)
 
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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #252 on: October 19, 2018, 05:07:31 am »
22.5 kWh out of our 7.2 kWp system today. On October 16th. This month so far we made 301 kWh. Last year October we made 296 kWh in the entire month.
Great to know your still outperforming me at 3.125Kwh/Kwp in October, best I have seen this month was about 2.4Kwh/Kwp so I reckon your orientation and shading is a mite better than mine and of course the Netherlands maybe has better weather :) But as you say even here October weather is proving weird this year, very very dry still!!
 

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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #253 on: October 20, 2018, 08:45:07 pm »
It's been a bit of a rollercoaster week!

Over the last few day at least, the excess energy "has been making a meaningful contribution to the hot water system - which is nice!"


 

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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #254 on: October 22, 2018, 07:14:07 am »
Do you get paid for your export Kibi ?
 

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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #255 on: October 24, 2018, 07:56:13 pm »
Do you get paid for your export Kibi ?

No, "export" in my current system refers to energy being "exported" beyond my own private meter which is installed in the Consumer Unit for the workshop (an outbuilding). This exported energy ultimately gets consumed within the house. If the house loads are covered, then any excess will be consumed by the immersion heater which is controlled proportionally by a Marlec Solar iBoost.
No energy actually leaves the house into the grid.
One day when I get a "proper" domestic roof installation, I'll have it tied in to this system and ensure that as little energy is wasted into the grid as possible.
 

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Re: UK solar doldrums
« Reply #256 on: October 31, 2018, 05:43:26 am »
Maybe we ought to go for a new competition, worst day recorded (a sort of how low can you go):)

Today from my 1Kw array I got less than 100Wh (logger resolution) and a peak instantaneous power of just 41Watts but it was raining most of the day!
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