The third week of solar production had a much more even look to it which reflected the more changeable weather we've seen. However, there was a consistent run of four days with above average sun. Here are the units of electricity produced each day:
Day 15: 7.7
Day 16: 17.4
Day 17: 17.1
Day 18: 17.8
Day 19: 18.5
Day 20: 8.5
Day 21: 11.5
This was a total of 98.5 units and a FiT income (eventually) of £40.68. That's a pretty good week. The relatively sunny days meant that my average rose slightly to 13.53 units a day, well clear of my 6.85 target for the year.
So to the highlights this week. The main event was a letter from Energy Saving Scotland (ESS). My loan funds were released. I visited Installation Company to pay the balance of the funds owed to them. They will post me out a receipted invoice which I have to send to ESS as proof of purchase. Repayments will be spread over 8 years. It was a chance to chat to them and one of the bosses asked me to explain the operation of the spreadsheet I had given him to monitor generation. I also mentioned to them that the panels had outperformed their rated capacity. Robert, their installer, suggested maybe that was a good batch of panels - a little more efficient than normal. Maybe.
I did manage to catch the system reading 3,609 watts output at one point myself, so good to confirm my son's similar reading last week.
There has been no word back from EDF Energy about my FiT arrangement. I'm assuming that reading I took two weeks ago when I filled out their form is the relevant one to base their payments on. When I get a day off, I might phone them to chase this up.
Meanwhile, I'll make one more weekly update of the generation figures before going to monthly updates.