After such a great year in 2014 for solar generation I’ve added another chart to show the yield progression over the twelve months. This eventually lead to my Sanyo panelled solar system achieving the best year to date.
Looking at the year and comparing it with the previous three that I’ve been generating my own electricity, it was only June that stood out with an increase of 28 kWs. February and December also saw an increase. So, although a few record months, but no overall best month or day gave me the best year to date!
December 2014 solar harvesting results and record year confirmed
And as already declared one month early, 2014 has been a record solar harvesting year! On top of this record I have also managed to get a great December too. The system generated more solar electricity than the previous four. OK it was only 6kWs better than 2013, but in a month known for poor returns I’ll sing its praises any way 🙂
December 2014 Generation Stats
Month Total: 66.67 kWs
Best day: 5.50 kWs 03/12/2014
Worst day: 0.07 kWs 26/12/2014
Generation per kW/panel: 33.34 kWs
Daily average: 2.15 kWs
November was a poor month in 2014, the lowest so far. But as mentioned last month, I only needed 37 kWs to make it a record year. And we’ve done it. What’s even more impressive is that there’s still a month of solar harvesting to go 🙂
November 2014 Generation Stats
Month Total: 63.81 kW
Best day: 6.27 kW 04/11/2014
Worst day: 0.01 kW 21/11/2014
Generation per kW/panel: 31.91 kW
Daily average: 2.13 kW
Overall this year is turning out to be very good. With two solar generation months still left to run, I only require 37 kWs to make it the best year so far. And that’s after last year’s magnificent return of 2,049 kWS.
October 2014 Generation Stats
Month Total: 123.10 kW
Best day: 8.69 kW 10/10/2014
Worst day: 0.34 kW 28/10/2014
Generation per kW/panel: 61.55 kW
Daily average: 3.97 kW
The 9th month of the year gave a good electricity yield, not the best September, but still better than the poor return experienced in the same month of 2013!
September 2014 Generation Stats
Month Total: 181.49 kW
Best day: 10.71 kW 09/09/2014
Worst day: 2.01 kW 20/09/2014
Generation per kW/panel: 90.74 kW
Daily average: 6.05 kW
The last of the peak solar generation months for this year has returned a good 245 kWs of electricity. A little down from 2013 but still averaged nearly 8 kWs per day from the little system.
August 2014 Generation Stats
Month Total: 245.85 kW
Best day: 12.68 kW 07/07/2014
Worst day: 1.91 kW 27/07/2014
Generation per kW/panel: 122.93 kW
Daily average: 7.93 kW