Environmental Energies

    From Barn to Green Haven: Empowering Buttercups Tearoom

    In the heart of Billesdon, Leicestershire, nestled within Rushfield Farm’s scenic expanse, lies Buttercups Tearoom. Housed in a converted barn with sweeping views of the picturesque countryside, it’s a sanctuary where families and friends gather to unwind. Here, amidst the serenity, patrons are greeted not only by the aroma of freshly brewed tea but also by the gentle presence of Rushfield Farm’s menagerie: Alpacas, Llamas, Goats, Donkeys, Horses, Pigs, Cows, and Geese, adding to the rustic charm.





    Harnessing the Sun’s Power

    Recently, Buttercups Tearoom underwent a transformative journey with the installation of solar panels by Environmental Energies Ltd. Through Nottingham University’s funding, they embraced renewable energy, aligning with their commitment to sustainability. The 25 kWp system, comprising 67 solar panels, commenced and completed within a mere week, showcasing Environmental Energies’ efficiency.





    Reducing Carbon Footprint, Increasing Profit

    In the first year alone, Buttercups Tearoom will slash its carbon emissions by 4 tonnes, with a staggering 20-year reduction estimated at 84 tonnes. Financially, the benefits are substantial, with a projected profit of £221,661 over two decades. The installation not only curtails operational costs but also fosters environmental stewardship, a testament to the dual benefits of solar energy adoption.





    A Brighter Tomorrow

    Beyond economics, the installation underscores Buttercups Tearoom’s commitment to sustainability. By harnessing solar power, they exemplify responsible business practices while fostering a greener future. Environmental Energies’ involvement ensured tailored solutions, offering expert guidance and facilitating a seamless transition.

    For Buttercups Tearoom, the journey towards sustainability is not just an obligation but a commitment to their patrons and the environment. As they bask in the glow of solar energy, Buttercups Tearoom stands as a beacon of eco-consciousness, inspiring others to embark on a similar path towards a brighter, cleaner tomorrow.

    Key Facts

    • Client: Buttercups Tearoom
    • Location: Rushfield Farm, Leicestershire
    • Emissions that will be saved: Year 1 Co2 savings = 4 tonnes, 20 year Co2 savings = 84 tonnes
    • Financial benefit: 20 year profit = £221,661
    • Number of solar panels installed: 67 solar panels
    • Spec of the install: 25 kWp system
    • Power that will be generated: Circa 22812 kWhs per annum
    • The pay back: 2 years
    • When the install began vs completion? 1 week