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    Hey Guys,,,,
    I am currently sat here in a park up having a Cider or three with a very good friend of mine of many years & the topic has enevitivly got around to ‘POWER’ ,,,Now THAT in itself I find HELERIOUS as he is currently plugged into ‘The Nest’ as I have just started my Genny for 1hr to cook some Dinner (Jacket Spud & Pigion Brest, with Vegtable Curry) Heat the water tank, Charge OUR Phones, Laptops & all the other Re-Chargible devices we have between us as well as Give our Leasure Batteries a boost (he is VERY low on power at moment),,,So
    MY QUESTION -
    I welcome comments from members that can Be absolutely honest in their Solar harvesting IN REAL LIFE !.
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    Could a 3x150w Solar pannal installation (He has 200W & is thinking of up gradeing as it’s not enough) harvest an average ‘IN WINTER IN MID UK’ 60A per day ?.
    I had a boat that had solar & Wind gen harvesting & Wind beat Solar EVERY week on average (I had a Rutland 913) & Loved it.
    He is just in denial lol lol lol.
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    Phil and Rae will have data from Hereford that could help to answer your question.
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    Oooo Brilliant,,,Hope they pop by as I’m about to forget about my Jacket Spud Dinner & Substitute it with ‘Leg of Brian’ !
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    & I’m currently matching my Genny at Around the .75lt an hour mark all be it with different fuel requirements!

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    That’s it, off now,,,Around an hour of Genny time has given a hot meal for the two of us, It’s also Charged Both our Rechargeable bits n bobs, it’s also Given Hot water for the washing up of dishes while the microwave & Forman Grill was on in correografed time Plus’s leaving us both with A Tank of Hot water in our individual vans water heaters for a wash tonight or whatever for a cost of 0.75lt of Petrol (Let’s say £1) cheaper than a camp site Electric charge in many a case & MUCH more dependable than Solar !.
    Oh I love my Genny lol lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesting Zombie View Post
    Thatís it, off now,,,Around an hour of Genny time has given a hot meal for the two of us, Itís also Charged Both our Rechargeable bits n bobs, itís also Given Hot water for the washing up of dishes while the microwave & Forman Grill was on in correografed time Plusís leaving us both with A Tank of Hot water in our individual vans water heaters for a wash tonight or whatever for a cost of 0.75lt of Petrol (Letís say £1) cheaper than a camp site Electric charge in many a case & MUCH more dependable than Solar !.
    Oh I love my Genny lol lol.
    Yes there is just not enough sun in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nesting Zombie View Post
    Thatís it, off now,,,Around an hour of Genny time has given a hot meal for the two of us, Itís also Charged Both our Rechargeable bits n bobs, itís also Given Hot water for the washing up of dishes while the microwave & Forman Grill was on in correografed time Plusís leaving us both with A Tank of Hot water in our individual vans water heaters for a wash tonight or whatever for a cost of 0.75lt of Petrol (Letís say £1) cheaper than a camp site Electric charge in many a case & MUCH more dependable than Solar !.
    Oh I love my Genny lol lol.
    What power Generator do you have?
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    I believe!
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    I have 300w solar which I think if you're parked on the equator on a clear day in mid summer should produce a theoretical maximum charge of around 22Ah. I'm spending the winter in Portugal with bright sunshine every day (I know, not smug at all) yet the sun is still low in the sky and it peaks at around 8Ah. Enough for my needs, but a few overcast days and it won't be sufficient.

    In the UK, 450w on a typical dull winter day you'd be lucky to charge at 2-3 amps for 6 hours a day. He'd need more than 1Kw of solar to meet his requirements. All IMHO
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