Harnessing the big Lincolnshire skies


As a company we are keen to explore clean energy alternatives to offset the rising energy costs of the business, the firm asked Freewatt to handle the installation of a new rooftop solar array.

A 249 kWp system was delivered, made up of 960 panels which were installed to the main office roof at our Kellett Gate site, all of which took four weeks to complete. Panels were fitted on to a steel trapezoidal roof at an angle of 10 degrees, 12 meters above the ground. The six-strong team used scaffolding on the steel portal framed building safely and considerately, working around the site’s day-to-day operations at all times. The panels have a 25 year life span.

Now complete, it is generating more than 220MWh of clean energy per year, cutting the company’s carbon footprint by more than 100 tonnes and giving Butters significant savings on our energy bills. This is 25% of our own requirement and equivalent to the average consumption of 45 U.K. households.

Excess electricity can be exported to the grid, approx. 20% of what will be generated.

Freewatt provided total support for us, drawing on the technical expertise of its project management team to devise the most appropriate solution, delivered efficiently and to the highest quality.

James Swift