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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....
03
OCT
2014

Emley & Penistone Show 2014

It was great to see so many familiar faces at this years Emley Show and Penistone Show. We hope everyone enjoyed a nice family day out. Here’s a quick round-up. Solar PV and Solar Thermal were of particular interest at the shows this year. It was also common that not many...
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....
05
JUL
2014

Solar PV – Still a great investment for properties with EPC band E or below?

The feed-in-tariff payment depends on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property. To ensure you are eligible for the lucrative FIT payment, your property must reach EPC band D or above, otherwise the lower Feed-In-Tariff payment will be made. So if you’re in...
30
JUN
2014

Tour de France Campsite has turned to the sun to generate their own electricity

Norcrot Energy has just completed a solar panel installation at Ranah Stones Farm, a Camping and Caravanning Club conveniently located just 100 yards from the Tour de France race route. Ranah Stones is a livestock farm with an interest in conservation. They have been working with...
16
MAR
2014

FIT Solar PV Rates – The Latest

The amount that is paid for energy generated from solar panels is set to reduce at the end of this month, as the potential returns of harnessing the sun that beats down on your roof are trimmed once again. The continuing fall of the cost of panels means the average size of...
05
FEB
2014
Benefits of renewable energy

Sheffield couple embrace renewable energy

We met Mr & Mrs Scott at a local show and we were asked to survey their detached bungalow in Sheffield to discuss ways of reducing the annual running costs of the property. Following the survey, we installed solar panels, LED lighting, and a voltage optimisation unit. Solar...
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