Caplor Energy has unveiled a 39kWp solar photovoltaic system on one of barn roofs at its farm base in Fownhope, Hereford. The system, which has an array of 208 panels on the south facing roof, is expected to generate over 30,000kWh a year.

Caplor Managing Director, Gareth Williams says, “We originally installed a 10kWp system just over a year ago and we were so pleased with how this performed that we decided to increase the size substantially. It’s a very large investment but the feed-in tariff means that the payback period is likely to be under eight years.”

“We are also very keen to reduce our carbon footprint in any way we can, so the added benefits of using renewable energy technologies is very important to us.”

The installation was completed just in time for the Open Farm Sunday event on the 12 June, which was attended by over 50 people.