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Discover more recent news about Caplor and our efforts to environmental sustainability and policies

Council show support for community solar project

Herefordshire Council visited the Stoke Edith solar site on 10 November to show their support for the project co-ordinated by Pomona Solar Co-operative (PSCL). Joined by Gareth Williams of Caplor Energy, who installed the solar panels, visitors were shown how local businesses have already benefitted from the panels installed earlier this year.  Members of the […]

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Solar panel scheme extends

Less than two months after opening, the Pomona Solar Co-operative (PSCL) project in Stoke Edith, Herefordshire is now adding a further 50 kilowatts to the site (the equivalent to about 80 – 100 domestic solar installations). Caplor Energy installed the initial 250 kilowatts of solar PV panels earlier in 2015 and planning permission for the […]

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Sixth Form students visit Caplor Farm

Caplor Energy was delighted to welcome the bright students of Hereford Sixth Form today to Caplor Farm. Thirty A Level Environmental Science students visited Caplor Farm to discover from owner Gareth Williams how a local farm developed into a thriving business that promotes sustainable energy. It was the perfect informal opportunity for the students to […]

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The rural guide to funding and development

Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day returns on Wednesday 25 November to help guide rural businesses through the maze of opportunities available to local businesses. Organised by Rural Hub Herefordshire, Caplor Energy joins other organisations to help provide advice on the products, services, training, schemes and funding available to support rural businesses. It’s a free event […]

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Aspiring the next generation

Last week was national work experience week but here at Caplor Energy we welcome students interested in renewable energy at any time of the year. Back in July Bea Metcalfe from Gwernyfed High School spent a week with us discovering what was involved in different aspects of the business.  Bea was a total credit to […]

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Help safeguard solar power and Feed-in Tariffs

There has been a series of recent announcements that are very damaging for the solar industry. The Feed-In Tariffs (FIT) are essential for retaining a meaningful solar industry in the UK and enabling companies and communities to continue to invest in onsite and local solar projects. The FIT Review consultation will be published at the end of August. It is […]

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Keeping you up to date with solar news

STORING ELECTRICITY Will the new range of home batteries to store energy really revolutionise the ‘entire energy infrastructure of the world’? According to Tesla’s launch of its new home battery it claims they will but a quick web search already shows that there are already lithium storage batteries available in the UK. Adding batteries to […]

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The future’s bright for business forum

Herefordshire businesses looking to improve their profitability whilst enhancing their sustainability joined to share their expertise on 16 July at the third meeting of the Business Futures Forum (BFF) which Caplor Energy hosted. The aim of the Forum is to provide a network of support and information for local businesses looking to increase their efficiency […]

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Our open letter in response to possible cuts in FiT subsidies

At Caplor our ethos is all about inspiring, sustainability and improvement so you can imagine our disappointment when we read the unfolding news about possible cuts to FiT subsidies for large scale installations. We’ve been moved to consult further with our partners so thought it appropriate to open this letter up to you. We hope […]

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Local farmers visit award winning farm

It’s not often we have the opportunity to support our customers and meet lots of new ones but last week was an exception. DG Whistance & Sons held a farm walk in partnership with NMR to treat us and 90 other farmers and landowners into an insight of their dairy and animal feed businesses.  They […]

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Caplor Energy to host July Business Futures Forum

The next date of Herefordshire’s Business Futures Forum (BFF) has been confirmed as 16 July and will be hosted at Caplor Farm. Gareth Williams is joint chair of BFF, as well as Managing Director of Caplor Energy, and will be hosting the forum followed by an introduction to Anaerobic Digestion by Professor Michael Chesshire (founder […]

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Is domestic solar facing a 15% VAT hike?

Residential solar could be facing a 15% hike in VAT following an European Court of Justice (EJC) ruling that deemed the UK’s use of reduced VAT rates for energy-saving materials a violation of the VAT directive.  If you’ve already scheduled your installation then you won’t be affected as the changes will not be applied retrospectively. […]

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Community-based share scheme offer

Caplor Energy has been working with Pomona Solar Co-operative to install 1,000 ground mounted panels on a two acre site (250kW of solar panels) in Stoke Edith, Herefordshire. The money for the panels is being raised by selling shares through the  co-operative. These investors will receive interest on the money (projected to average about 6% […]

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Milking cows to creating energy

Gareth Williams will be hosting the next event for members of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.  Held on Tuesday 19 May in Fownhope, members of the Central Group (Hereford) will be taken through Gareth’s journey of transforming the farm into a thriving energy business. If you are are an existing scholar or aspire to become […]

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Launch of the Business Futures Forum

On Thursday 15th January over 40 Herefordshire businesses came together at the Wye Valley Brewery, in Stoke Lacy, for the launch of the new Business Futures Forum, (BFF). The aim of the Forum is to provide a network of support and information for local businesses looking to increase their efficiency and profitability whilst enhancing their […]

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Bishop James Visits Caplor Energy

Bishop James from Masasi District in Southern Tanzania visited Caplor Energy with representatives from the Hereford Diocese to learn about renewable energy and how it could be integrated into community life back home. This built upon joint experiences when Managing Director Gareth Williams visited the region as part of a sustainability project in 2012 with […]

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Caplor Energy Attends Ofgem ROO-FiT Workshop

With the popularity of commercial sized solar PV continuously growing and the government reiterating their support for rooftop solar installations, Caplor Energy has been ensuring that we stay at the forefront of this expanding market. Solar PV installations that have a Declared Net Capacity greater than 50kW and up to and including 5MW require ROO-FIT […]

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Feed-in Tariff Rates 2015

Latest news from Ofgem reveal Feed-in Tariff rates drop for under 50kW Ofgem announced their changes to the Feed-in Tariff rates on October 31st. These new Feed-in Tariff rates will come into affect on the 1st January 2015 and remain in place until the 31st of March when another announcement of possible changes is expected. […]

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Herefordshire’s only NFU Farm Energy Service Installer

Caplor Energy have been awarded the prestigious accolade of only NFU Farm Energy Service approved renewable energy installer. Caplor, run by MD Gareth Williams, are 1 in 12 officially recognised installers across the UK and are the only NFU recommended energy providers in Herefordshire. Together, with the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT), they hope to […]

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UK First for Solar Community Cooperative School

Leominster school leads the way in carbon reduction and cash savings Caplor Energy are proud to be the chosen Renewable Energy installer for a UK first! A Solar community cooperative in Leominster is making a difference to carbon reduction and to their pocket by investing in solar panels at the newly built Leominster Primary School. […]

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