Caplor Energy has announced that it has been awarded the contract to install a commercial-scale solar PV system on one of the country’s largest business parks.

The Herefordshire-based installer beat off competition from 28 other companies in a competitive national tender to win the contract to install a 50kWp solar array on the Maylands Business Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Caplor Energy predicts that the array will be capable of generating over 40,000kWh of clean, green electricity every year, saving 22 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in the process.   

The curved roof of the centre presents a unique set of challenges for the installer but Project Manager, Paul Hollingsworth, is relishing the challenge:  “The curved roof of the business centre presents an interesting challenge, and will require each row of panels to be strung separately to the inverters, as the inclination of each row will be slightly different.”

The company is confident that, despite revisions to the FiT rate taking place today, commercial solar will still play an important part of Caplor Energy’s operations. Hollingsworth added: “We’re seeing more and more commercial businesses turn to solar PV, and it’s always a feat of our project management expertise to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time

Caplor Energy hopes to complete the installation in a fortnight.