Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Solar Panel Electricity Generated in 2012 - South East UK Solar PV Output

After a very poor end to Dec 2012 the sun is shining brightly today so hopefully 2013 will be a better year for solar panel electricity generation than the very wet and cloudy 2012.

With the wet & cloudy end to the year December disappointed with a lower generation than Dec 2011 producing 92kWh compared to 105kWh last year. This is the first month that we have year on year comparisons as our panels were installed towards the end of November 2011.

Despite the wettest year in England since records began over 100 years ago the actual electricity generated by our solar panels was very respectable and well above the estimates at the time of purchase. It does make you wonder how  good a sunny year would be in comparison if we can achieve such good solar generation in wet & cloudy conditions.

The total electricity generated by our 3kWp solar panels in 2012 was 3068 kWh although this includes the inverter crash during August which reduced the total by around 150kWh so the annual total should have been over 3200kWh for 2012.

The estimated total of 3200 kWh for our 3kWp panels compares very favourably with another local installation of 3.3kWp that has generated 3254kWh for 2012.

You can view the full solar electricity generation by month and breakdown by various data sets on the link below.


Solar Panel Electricity Generated 2012
Solar Panel Electricity Generated 2012

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