A blog all about the 3kWp PV Solar panels installed in Nov 2011 in Kent UK by Solar Advanced Systems. Follow the ongoing performance and how much solar power we generate over the next few months as well as the problems and solutions we encounter along the way such as solar panels electric meter going backwards.
We are registered with British Gas for our FIT payments and our roof is SSW facing. We have 14 x Sungrid 215W solar panels and Sunny Boy 3000HF inverter.
We've been away for a few days and on return have checked our solar panels. While we were away our Solar PV panels have passed an electricity generation landmark and reached 3000kWh of electricity produced. Due to the inverter lockup in August which lost around 150kWh of electricity generation we should have passed this milestone last month but we have now produced 3007kWh of electricity in just over 11 months of operation.
Solar PV Generation Landmark Reached!
The SAP2009 estimated annual production came in at 2479kWh and the higher PV-GIS estimate was 2905kWh so we have comfortably beaten both estimates with nearly 3 weeks remaining and despite an appallingly wet summer that would have reduced electricity generated even further.