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  • 08-08-2020 7:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    So i thought ide start a thread on what people are getting from there pv.

    Today has been my best day 08/08/20 made 22kwh
    Only up and running since start of July.

    I have a 4.4kw system.:P facing south east


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,226 ✭✭✭✭ KCross




  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ E30M3


    Might be of some use to people such as the OP who are only getting up and running, don't have a full months data to post but are keen as mustard to compare their output to check if it is in the range for a particular day?

    Maybe if the thread was renamed to include the date in the title and people could choose to post/read or not.

    After all that 5.6 KW E 4.2 / W 1.4 only up since Tuesday.

    29.9 kwh today and may make 30 kwh by sunset


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Good goin for east/west setup


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    E30M3 wrote: »
    Might be of some use to people such as the OP who are only getting up and running, don't have a full months data to post but are keen as mustard to compare their output to check if it is in the range for a particular day?

    Spot on. I've only had my system for a week and a bit.

    Today was a new record, 35.8kWh


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    What size you running phil?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    DeclanD54 wrote: »
    What size you running phil?

    6.2kwp.

    2.8 south facing, 3.4 west.

    I was out all evening though so exported 18 of it. Disgusted, lol.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Nice!
    I wanted some on rear but was advised not to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,793 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    Getting installed shortly and was hoping to keep an eye on this thread daily to see system sizes and outputs to compare. Hopefully a few might keep it updated including the larger outputs from the last few sunny days


  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,042 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    irishchris wrote: »
    Getting installed shortly and was hoping to keep an eye on this thread daily to see system sizes and outputs to compare. Hopefully a few might keep it updated including the larger outputs from the last few sunny days

    3.7kwp system, SW facing in Connaught.

    Generation for the last week or so:
    • 07/08 - 24.2kwh
    • 08/08 - 26kwh (highest daily figure since system went in)
    • 09/08 - 21.7kwh
    • 10/08 - 10.8kwh
    • 11/08 - 14.7kwh
    • 12/08 - 19.6kwh
    • 13/08 - 11.8kwh

    Our lowest daily figure since we got the system was back on the 24th of July at only 3.6kwh just to give you an idea of the other end of things.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    08/08 22kwh

    09/08 10.4kwh

    10/08 5.6kwh

    11/08 5.5kwh

    12/08 16.3kwh

    13/08 7.1kwh

    On 4.4kw system


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    6.2kWp, (2.8 south, 3.4 west) in Donegal

    01/08 - 16.6 kWh
    02/08 - 25.3 kWh
    03/08 - 18.4 kWh
    04/08 - 5.3 kWh
    05/08 - 18.1 kWh
    06/08 - 19.7 kWh
    07/08 - 25.2 kWh
    08/08 - 35.8 kWh
    09/08 - 23.2 kWh
    10/08 - 21.5 kWh
    11/08 - 24.7 kWh
    12/08 - 29.3 kWh
    13/08 - 24.8 kWh

    Average for the month so far, 22.1kWh per day which is 2.2kWh ahead of the predictions I based my payback calculations on.

    The one crappy day was not only lashing rain, but also the system was down for a few hours due to work on the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Some nice numbers there Phil


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    DeclanD54 wrote: »
    Some nice numbers there Phil

    On target to break the record today, currently at 32.9kWh and still drawing 2.7kw.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Just goes to show how different the weather can be in Ireland.
    I had a real bad overcast/cloudy day until this eve making only 7kwh lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    DrPhilG wrote: »
    On target to break the record today, currently at 32.9kWh and still drawing 2.7kw.

    Didn't make it, finished up at 34.7


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ davpower


    Last few days have been terrible in Cork
    13/8 5.2kwh
    14/8 6.5kwh
    15/8 4.2kwh

    So far today only 0.2kwh

    Best day 9/8 34.3kwh

    5kw system facing south.


  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ E30M3


    4.1 Kwh in Wexford today. Low clouds and the sun never broke through. Dreary and overcast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    11.4 for me in Donegal. Same deal, grey and miserable all day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    Ouch. 7.2kWh today. Didn't even cover the daily load. Battery already empty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Yep mine made 3.8kwh yesterday and less today lol


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  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭ E30M3


    5.8 Kwh in Wexford today, (for completeness)


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ davpower


    2.8kwh today, do i win? ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭ rx8


    Only 2.4 today and a lowly 1.7 yesterday ;( ;(


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ phester28


    I have 5 panels east and 3 West.

    I would have expected a higher peak in the sun today from the 2.4KWp 8 x 300Wp

    Voltages are a little below MPPT at under 30V per panel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    Slightly better day today, although I still won't crack 10kWh by close of play.

    7.2kWh so far with a few hours of sunlight left.

    And by sunlight, I mean completely clouded light!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭ rx8


    DrPhilG wrote: »
    Slightly better day today, although I still won't crack 10kWh by close of play.

    7.2kWh so far with a few hours of sunlight left.

    And by sunlight, I mean completely clouded light!

    You've hoovered up all the sunshine, DrPhilG there's none left for the rest of us poor people. Give some back ya big solar bully 😀


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Have any you gone through the grant seai?
    If so any issues getting the payment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 365 ✭✭ TheWonderLlama


    There must be something wrong with my monitoring software. Its saying we generated 14.3kWh today. 4.2kw system facing south in Limerick.


  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ DeclanD54


    Maybe not. The weather is so different in the country, the only we can compare is a clear non cloud for us all!
    I havent had one since my system is up and running.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    Depends what it was like. I was getting 25+ last week on days when others reported 7 or 8. But it was scorching up here.

    I expected similar to yesterday's 7.4 and currently at 8.6.


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