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Forum: Solar Power 09-12-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Thanks to wake me up ;) Just added June to...

Thanks to wake me up ;)

Just added June to August production figures in post #8. As you can see in posts #8 and #1, the best production was in June : the days were longer and cooler.
Nowadays the...
Forum: Solar Power 06-01-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
That's it. This is because European Union asks...

That's it. This is because European Union asks all European countries to have a certain percentage of renewable energy. I don't know about Germany, except PV is much more present there than in...
Forum: Solar Power 05-28-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
By now the sun is already rather high so it will...

By now the sun is already rather high so it will not change a lot during next month. The day duration is already 15 hours long. The longer day, around 21st of June, lasts 16 hours.

Apparently from...
Forum: Solar Power 05-22-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Cool 1st Mwh produced

As shown in 8th post (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/38-groars-solar-panels-thread.html#post1280) we passed the 1Mwh produced this month :cool: despite all months except 2 not far under...
Forum: Solar Power 03-23-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Winter is gone, but summer isn't here yet

The last 8 days have been very sunny :)

At one side our panels have beaten all the records.
Sunset and sunrise are separated by 12h15 and this duration will increase until 21st of June. Also the...
Forum: Solar Power 03-03-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
I'm far from home this week, but I can access my...

I'm far from home this week, but I can access my graphs so I can post this one with instantaneous consumption (HC & HP, respectively Off Peak Hours & Peek Hours) and production (PV), the sum of both...
Forum: Solar Power 02-22-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
45€ (57.70$ at 1,2822$/€, taxes and shipping...

45€ (57.70$ at 1,2822$/€, taxes and shipping included) each for the USB version, 35€ (44.88$) each for the serial version. As there is less and less computers with serial connections, I bought the...
Forum: Solar Power 02-21-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Thanks to a simple assembly (see...

Thanks to a simple assembly (see http://ecorenovator.org/forum/conservation/375-real-time-consumption.html), bought already made as I don't know how to use an iron... :o I will be able to monitor my...
Forum: Solar Power 02-12-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Not asked to me but as I have it, here is my raw...

Not asked to me but as I have it, here is my raw production (in blue) since connection and the average on the last 7 days (in red) :...
Forum: Solar Power 02-05-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Whoa! Is that number correct or is that a typo?...

Whoa! Is that number correct or is that a typo? At current exchange rates, that is 9 times what I pay per KWh (I pay $0.10 per KWh).[/QUOTE]

This isn't a typo :cool:

I'm buying electricity at...
Forum: Solar Power 02-04-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
During these last days I beat several times my...

During these last days I beat several times my best daily production :

2009/01/30 : 4604 Wh
2009/02/03 : 5035 Wh
2009/02/04 : 5972 Wh

I just realized that as the shortest day is the 21st...
Forum: Solar Power 02-04-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Never looked at that as since mid-November when...

Never looked at that as since mid-November when my system was connected to the grid the weather has been very cloudy : other people in my region has produced 30% less than one year ago.

As the...
Forum: Solar Power 12-02-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
1.9kWh is only 53% of the forecasted average of...

1.9kWh is only 53% of the forecasted average of 3.6kWh/day in November. It's even lower than the 2.4kWh forecasted average for December. :(

As you can see in message #8...
Forum: Solar Power 11-30-08, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
bump...

Updated posts #1 (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/38-groars-solar-panels-thread.html#post178) and #8 (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/38-groars-solar-panels-thread.html#post1280)...
Forum: Solar Power 11-24-08, 02:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Hourly production of 2008/11/23

I will not do it everyday, but I thought it could be interesting once.

Yesterday's weather was variable, but mainly cloudy. An average November day should generate 3.6kWh. Yesterday only 2.37kWh...
Forum: Solar Power 11-23-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Forecast production

Here is the forecast production for my PV solar panels system in kWh per month/day :

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
95 148 256 316 427 440 427 388 ...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Daily/monthly/yearly productions

I will regularly update this message with :

daily production until 2008/11/30
monthly production from 2008/12
yearly production once a year


I will also log my monthly production there :...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
First figures

Here are a few figures, noted this after noon (second day) during very cloudy weather :

Power out : 122 W
Total production : 1.719 kWh
Day production : 1148 Wh
Network tension : 233 V
...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
Connection photos

Two months (*) after the PV installation, ERDF (in fact private electricians mandated by them) came to install different counters :...
Forum: Solar Power 11-21-08, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
I'm a producer, at least...

You know what ? I'm happy :)

ERDF installed his counters Wednesday and the panels' reseller connected the inverter to the counters one hour ago :cool:

So the counters are increasing... By now :...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
EDF (Électricité de France) is the governmental...

EDF (Électricité de France) is the governmental company producing and selling electricity. There exist a few other companies since a few years but EDF is always the main one.

ERDF (Électricité...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 39,998
Posted By groar
groar's solar panels thread

During last two days, 3kWc of solar panels have been installed on our roof.

Edit: here is its yearly and monthly production since 2008/11/21:...
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