Caplor Energy has completed the installation of a 6.3kWp solar array on the roof of Fownhope Memorial Village Hall, in Herefordshire. By utilising solar energy, the community building aims to reduce energy bills, decrease CO2 as well as generate cash for the local area.

The solar PV installation is expected to generate 5,000 units of electricity each year to help power the building, and save 2.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The PV system includes a public monitoring display in the Hall entrance area showing real-time generation data and CO2 savings. By utilising the feed-in tariff scheme, the village hall is hoping to receive an extra £1,500 a year in addition to savings on the building’s energy usage.

Village Hall Trustee and Project Co-ordinator, Tim Williams said, “It makes sense both environmentally and financially when you look at it. The solar panels installed here will help reduce the running costs of the Memorial Hall and provide a decent income each year for the next 25 years for the benefit of the Fownhope community.”

Caplor Energy’s Jamie Baldwin said, “We’re delighted to be working on a community project right on our doorstep.  Installing solar panels on communal buildings such as village halls, schools and churches is a great way of promoting renewable energy in the community.”