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14
JAN
2019

The Government announces new Smart Export Guarantee

In December we brought you the announcement confirming that the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end as of the 31st March 2019. Last week the Government announced a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee‘ for new solar customers. The new ‘Smart Expor...
19
DEC
2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Confirms Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff will end March 31st 2019.

Yesterday, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed the government’s plans to end the Feed-In-Tariff and Export Tariff as of the 31st March 2019. You can read more about the announcement here but below are the key things you need to...
06
AUG
2018

Why you should invest in solar now

The Feed in Tariff or FIT which was launched in 2010 is a government scheme that was designed to provide an incentive for businesses and home owners in the UK to install a solar system. The FIT has allowed over 1 million solar installations to take place across the UK and in turn...
24
APR
2018

Make the most of the sunshine with a solar clean

We service a lot of things in our lives – cars, boilers, alarms – and solar panels are no different. Cleaning your solar panels can increase efficiency by 10-20% and prolong the lifespan of your system. If you’ve invested in solar technology at home or for your...
13
MAR
2018

Top tips on achieving a better EPC rating

An Energy Performance Certificate known as an EPC. Encourages properties to consider the amount of energy used in their property. Energy efficiency ratings are provided for all buildings and buildings are rated from A to G with A being with the most efficient and G being the...
06
SEP
2016

Voltage increases causing solar systems to underperform

Over the summer months we have been made aware of several solar pv systems dropping out at peak times. This is due to an increase in the distributed voltage supplied into properties. A standard installation should be between 207-253 volts with the average being 242 volts. With...
16
SEP
2015

Considering solar panels? Act now before the big cuts

Since the Government launched the Feed-in-Tariff Scheme back in 2010, it’s about to have the biggest shake up yet. According to the latest reports, the Government are proposing to cut solar panel earnings from £515 per year to £135 per year, leading to the phased closure of the...
07
MAR
2015

Two years on, Solar PV system continues to exceed farmers expectations

Norcroft Energy completed a solar panel installation at Bentley Grange Farm in March 2013. Two years on, we hear from farmer Chris Moorhouse on how the solar system has exceeded expectations. The Moorhouse family have farmed at Bentley Grange since 1889. The different generations...
24
OCT
2014

Snowden Hill turns to the sun to produce locally reared Water Buffalo meat

Norcroft Energy has recently completed a solar panel installation at Snowden Hill, a family-run buffalo farm at Oxspring near Barnsley. Snowden Hill has been farming Buffaloes since September 2009, producing and selling Water Buffalo meat, a lean, full flavoured tender red meat....
16
JUL
2014

Choosing the right solar company

We’re finding that more and more solar installations are failing as they’re not being installed correctly. It’s important to choose your solar company carefully. Here’s three recent examples where Norcroft Energy has been called out to pick up the pieces....
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