Panels fixed – are we back in business?

Richard Walter checking meter GRC Jan2014 smallerThe generation problems at the end of 2013 were eventually discovered to be squirrel damage. After replacing and repairing some of the panels we have had our fingers crossed that we have solved the issue.

The good news is that we appear to be back in business, and the panels are generating well again. The photo shows our treasurer Richard Walter by the inverters taking a recent meter reading.

To try and ensure the problem doesn’t happen again, we will be fitting squirrel mesh around the panels later in March.

 

 

 

For the numerically minded reader, below are the details of production so far.

This graph shows average daily output – with the new year production in purple – following a similar pattern to previous years.

Profile graph Feb 2014

Or to look at it another way, here is the monthly output displayed against the average of what we would expect (the green line). The January production is lower than average – this was because the panels were not fixed until the end of the month. However February production was well above average, helping us to get back on track for 2014.

Percentage of profile graph Feb 2014b

And the raw figures are below.

Month 2014 Daily Average kWh % of expected Cumulative tonnes of CO2e saved Month 2013 Daily Average kWh % of expected Cumulative tonnes of CO2e saved
January 30.06 80% 35.4 January 37.05 99% 17.5
February 72.83 113% 36.2 February 55.15 86% 18.1
March - - - March 85.81 89% 19.4
April - - - April 152.14 104% 21.4
May - - - May 176.24 106% 23.8
June - - - June 188.53 112% 26.3
July - - - July 222.80 130% 29.4
August - - - August 161.86 108% 31.8
September - - - September 109.18 92% 33.2
October - - - October 74.08 97% 34.2
November - - - November 34.48 75% 34.7
December - - - December 21.46 77% 35.0

 

 

 

 

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Frederick - July 3, 2014

    .

    thanks for information!!