Drinkwater Mushrooms are a family run business that has been producing high quality mushrooms for over 45 years.
Situated in rural North Lancashire, Drinkwater’s Mushrooms Limited was founded by Ken and Barbara Drinkwater in 1969. Now, over forty-five years later it is still a family run and owned company, and continues to produce and supply leading UK supermarkets with quality white and chestnut mushrooms.
Renewable Energy for Drinkwater’s Mushrooms
Ken Drinkwater has seen his parent’s business go from strength to strength and is determined to continue to take the company onwards and upwards into the 21st century. Ken’s vision of the future of the business is to strengthen the importance of producing good quality local mushrooms, which has always been at the heart of the business.
In a world where environmental responsibilities are increasingly paramount in the farming industry. Drinkwater Mushrooms were keen to differentiate themselves from their competition by embracing self-generation of their electricity demand from renewable sources.
A solar photo-voltaic solution was an obvious choice because the farm had multiple building rooftops that could accommodate the solar modules.
Our chosen PV products, with their strong performance guarantee and system wide insurance, proved to be the perfect match.
Harlan Sharpe of Drinkwater’s Mushrooms said: “In total we have 400 kW of Solar Panels fitted to six different roofs and a 50 kW ground mount. The work was done on time and with no problems and we like the monitoring and reporting system which is interesting and helpful”.
Overview of data
Operation: Drinkwater Mushrooms
Type of roof: Rooftop trapezoidal, fibre cement & ground mount
Orientation: Multiple orientations
Tilt: 15-30 degrees
Self-consumption: 100% Solar Power Purchase rate: 8p /kWh
Power yield per annum: 405,000 kWh
Co2 savings per annum: 213,435kg
Significant Energy Savings from The Energy Desk
The Energy Desk helped Drinkwater’s Mushrooms to reduce their carbon footprint, and thanks to their newly installed self-generated power supply, they saved a significant amount of money of their energy costs. The new system saves £19,500 per year and 213,435kg of Co2.
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