Friday 3rd of December 2021 | Posted In: Renewable energy

New commercial partnership with Caplor Energy

NFU Energy is delighted to announce its new commercial partnership with Caplor Energy.

The partnership will provide the NFU’s extensive membership of farmers and growers with the opportunity to generate and store their own renewable electricity on their farms or at home and save money by installing green technology with a trusted installer, through our new service Renewable Energy Solutions.

Neil Evans, Managing Director, Caplor Energy said: “We are thrilled and excited to be working in partnership with NFU Energy. Their values and culture blend well with ours and we look forward to being able to help NFU members in the agricultural community to deliver a brighter, more sustainable future through renewable energy”

Based on clear climate change evidence and targets to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a lot of farmers are now thinking about the social and environmental impact of their activities in addition to the economic benefits and overall business profitability. Today, it is much easier for farmers to make the right choices to reduce their bills, protect themselves from future energy rises and also demonstrate a commitment to carbon efficiency and longer term sustainability.

But, what many farmers may not realise is that by installing renewable energy solutions such as solar PV, renewable heating, battery storage or solar thermal, it could actually be the best investment they will ever make. With rising energy costs, payback periods for renewable energy systems can be as quick as 3-4 years. When you add that to ongoing energy security and a potential 40 year lifespan on solar PV systems for example, it increasingly makes economic sense to consider the change.

What we are seeing now is that it’s not as hard as you may have thought to contribute towards the country’s sustainability goals and make changes that can reduce your impact on the environment. Making the right decisions can actually be good business for your farm. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to be sustainable, we just need to play our part with a hugely increased sense of urgency.

From their base at Caplor Farm in the beautiful Wye Valley where they are proud to have contributed to the local rural economy since 1923, Caplor Energy are acutely aware of the effects of climate change on our environment. With a rich farming heritage and strong values to deliver inspired, sustainable improvement for our future, the team at Caplor Energy are passionate advocates of renewable energy. Their mission is to inspire businesses, communities and home-owners to install renewable energy systems to deliver a zero carbon future that will conserve and enhance the long term social and environmental future of our planet.

As one of the first renewable energy businesses established and accredited with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), Caplor Energy now have many years’ experience of specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of renewable energy systems across the UK. With a unique insight into the challenges of the agricultural sector and an ‘Excellent’ rating on Trustpilot, Caplor Energy is well placed to offer the latest green technology to combat the climate crisis and help NFU members deliver a more sustainable future.

Whether you’re interested in generating power from the sun, storing and offsetting energy with batteries, using heat pumps to keep your buildings warm or charge your electric vehicles, there’s a renewable way forward for your farm to operate, with significant long term savings available whilst doing your bit to reduce the impact of climate change.