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    Default Stormy weather and power generation.

    Now that 'Summer' is officialy over (when did it begin?) what effect has the weather had on your solar generation ?

    Here in the Central Tablelands of NSW, the number of cloudless days has been minimal with it either being very heavily overcast to incessant drizzle.
    I know its effected a small solar powered Motion detector type Yard light that is partly shadowed so badly I had to turn it off 2 days ago so it might get a chance to recharge.

    Now would be a good time to see just how well these systems cope under the prevailing conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_s1942 View Post
    Now that 'Summer' is officialy over (when did it begin?) what effect has the weather had on your solar generation ?

    Here in the Central Tablelands of NSW, the number of cloudless days has been minimal with it either being very heavily overcast to incessant drizzle.
    I know its effected a small solar powered Motion detector type Yard light that is partly shadowed so badly I had to turn it off 2 days ago so it might get a chance to recharge.

    Now would be a good time to see just how well these systems cope under the prevailing conditions.
    Certainly has been dismal in the eastern states , not such a problem in WA that's for sure , we need pictures of clouds just to remind us what they look like! , past 4 years all about the same averaged over the year.

    With a 4kw system , last 2 years.

    FEB 2012 704.25 kWh

    JAN 2011 782.13 kWh

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    Usual extremes here in NQ. Either the Sun is blazing or we get days of no Sun. A bit more sunny than average though I think this summer. Solar grid tie owners are happy.

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    Its been very sunny this summer compared to last year.
    Lots of nice breezes too keeping the panels cool
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