Over the next year (it is January 2015 now) I will be running an experiment using domestic solar panels, energy saving and monitoring systems, and a plug in hybrid car. The plan is to see if I can run the car for free. The 4kW array of panels was fitted and commissioned on January 16th 2015. In the first week they generated 22kWh. I’m no expert (yet!) but this amount seems reasonable for the middle of winter. We will see.
Figure 1 Panels before fitting
Figure 2 DC panel connections
Figure 3 Cell arrangement
Figure 4 Details of the photo voltaic (PV) cells