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

Supporting the team to save for their future

All employees of Caplor Energy and Caplor Property teams are now signed up to start contributing pension payments as part of the Government’s auto enrolment scheme  helping everyone save for their future no matter how young or old. We have chosen an award winning 5 star Defaqto rated pension provider who aligns with our values […]

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Sunny install in Aylesbury

I (Mel Preedy) spent a very sunny morning with Jason yesterday running through the site induction for a solar installation in Aylesbury. Jason is the Lead of our Installation Team which covers the Central and South-West areas. Jason has worked in the solar business for over six years – making him a very established professional in the industry. He worked for many years […]

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Come and share that Friday feeling with us!

Ever wondered how a solar system works or how big a solar thermal tank is? Come and visit us at Caplor and be sure to get a warm welcome, and maybe even a cuppa! At our site in Herefordshire we are proud to show off our investments in renewable energy made over many years – […]

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Glorious generation figures!

May has proved to be a bumper month for solar production – on average the systems we are monitoring have generated 15% more power than forecast. For a typical 50kWp system this means extra carbon savings and more money in your bank account! Caplor Energy currently monitors just over 1.5MW of solar systems in the […]

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Tremendous training

Last year Caplor proudly spent double the national average on training and development opportunities for the team – why? A few good reasons: Although established across the globe, solar is fairly new to the UK and standards are continually rising. Just last month three PV British Standards were released providing the latest best practice in […]

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Inspiring Installers!

At Caplor Energy we always encourage feedback from customers so we con continually improve our offering and service. We are delighted by the recent feedback praising our installation teams. Mr Worthy: “Friendly services from installation team, thank you.” Mrs Evans: “Efficient, supportive and friendly.” Salters Hill Charity: “Very professional, efficient and friendly service. Mrs Guest: […]

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Caplor Energy targets African expansion

Despite the uncertainty caused by current UK Government policy, globally the world surges forward with renewables. With this in mind Caplor Energy is looking to expand into Africa, exporting reliable, clean and low cost energy systems. “Having met with the Department for International Development to discuss solar opportunities in Africa there is an exciting opportunity […]

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Caplor continues to debate about climate change

Caplor Energy consistently makes significant contributions to the policy debate about climate change which is quite pertinent given our government’s recent short-term decisions. Managing Director, Gareth Williams, recently met with Amber Rudd, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and had a constructive and positive discussion focusing on the government’s decisions which Caplor […]

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Marches Growth Hub to support local businesses

Caplor’s Managing Director, Gareth Williams, was one of 80 representatives from the business community to mark the launch of the Marches Growth Hub. The Marches Growth Hub is a £250,000 project to simplify and streamline business support services available to businesses and is one of 30 developed across England. It includes a business support website […]

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Merry Christmas from everyone at Caplor

A roller coaster of a year for the solar industry 2015 began with massive growth and investment across the industry and is due to end with confusion about why our government supports outdated and unclean fossil fuels over an energy source that is enjoying a global boom and heralded as a key for energy at […]

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Date for Business Futures Forum announced

The date of the next Business Futures Forum has been announced – 19 January 2016. The theme for this forum is lowering the costs of working premises and it will be held at the UK’s first archive centre to achieve passivhaus standards – Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre in Rotherwas. Jonathan the Managing Director of […]

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Solar Trade Association requests rethink

The Solar Trade Association (STA) is asking the Chancellor and the Energy Secretary to support solar PV in the UK following the Paris Agreement on climate change. With the final decision on the feed-in tariff for solar and other renewables expected later this week, the STA is is concerned that this will be too soon […]

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Caplor Energy strengthens market position

Despite the uncertainty caused by current UK Government policy, globally the world surges forward with renewables in Paris. With this in mind Caplor Energy announced on 7th December its acquisition of nationally acclaimed company, Southern Solar. “Having expected consolidation in the UK solar market, we saw this as an excellent opportunity to broaden our offering […]

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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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