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« on: March 19, 2015, 11:25:10 PM »

I put new batteries in my auto-dimming weldo-matic visor tonight ready for t'eclisp t'morrow.
Knowing my recent luck, it will be cloudy. The sun will disappear behind the clouds and stay there.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 06:11:13 AM »

Awoken this morn to a pretty grim day. Looks the same as yesterday when our PV generated a very round number!
I'm not holding out much hope...

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 06:54:37 AM »

Completely grey here, still it might clear in time.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 07:46:11 AM »

Nice one MR Moon  to cover the sun ,  then i donot have to dump  excess power  into "Hot Air"

Will see  laugh  , still cloudy here , but  could clear up .... fingers crossed! 

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 07:49:36 AM »

Don't think we'll see much here but it's uncannily quiet even now. I watched the 1999 one from underwater in a salmon cage on the West Coast of Skye, boodly amazing and it fair spooked the fish too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 08:03:08 AM »

https://vimeo.com/120244769

https://vimeo.com/120244769?from=outro-embed

http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/march-20-2015/

there is a good  illustration of the process if you view the  first video on the title page  http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

for aug 2017  

 there are several videos of the great American total eclipse  not sure how you get that particular  one  the page keeps changing but give it a try
 https://vimeo.com/103958350
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 08:05:18 AM »

There was fine rain last night,
                             This morning is clearing up nicely with the sun breaking through and the clouds are very high up and clearing away.
     My transplanted fruit bushes seem to like their new home and that bit of rain was just what they needed.
          
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          NB, believe it or not, Fog is just rolling in from the sea . I spoke too soon.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 08:11:25 AM »

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 Okay out of my 7.5kW of pv 5kW on trackers. 150W from trackers, 35W from 2.5kW static array.

Conditions, very dull wet, low cloud no sign of any sun, PV Trackers searching have given up on gone facing East, default position, a little more light and they head for Midday position.

08.12hrs
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 08:27:20 AM »

It was looking promising here (sw scotland) but it's getting cloudier by the minute  Sad
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 08:32:11 AM »

08.32hrs, PV outputs now down to 140w.

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 08:39:13 AM »

 200 W from my 4 kw PV  at 8:39 ...


.... is it moon power  ralph
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 08:41:06 AM »

08 41hrs       My 3off 3.7m dia Hugh Piggott design Wind  turbines from nothing 40 minutes ago, now at 780w.

No sign of Sun, not even a glimmer in the sky, just dim dull grey.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 08:54:39 AM »

The sky is just a dull grey,
                      However the defused light is bright enough to give us 133v x 2amps and that is enough to keep everything ticking over. Our turbine is also hunting for a breeze and will be churning shortly by the looks of things.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 09:07:48 AM »

09 01hrs

Getting dim here, still can not see any sun or where the sun is. Grey

Output of PV at 110W

Turbines still generating at 780w constant breeze.

The static 2.5kW arry is only managing 10w output.

Present position of Trackers all on independent light tarcking circuits.


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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 09:25:58 AM »

Quite dark here at the moment,
                                 Just like the start of a heavy thunder storm. Our solar is reading zero amps and voltage is 131v,
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