About us

We are Lightsource bp – a global leader in solar development, management and operations. For over a decade we’ve been actively working to change the way our world is powered, with sustainable and responsible solar power.  Since 2010 we have been deploying affordable, reliable, large-scale solar to help businesses and communities decarbonise.

Our rapidly growing business is constantly learning, investing and pushing boundaries to help drive the energy transition at pace and scale. We harness and grow talent from all sectors to help accelerate the need for a low-carbon future. Our people and projects are focused on supporting long-term sustainable growth and strengthening the resilience of the world around us.

Lightsource and bp partnered in 2017, and currently operate as a 50:50 joint venture. Recently, bp has announced the intention to fully acquire Lightsource bp.

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Lightsource bp solar projects

Utility-scale solar projects help decarbonise energy systems and provide security of supply. These projects also help facilitate regional prosperity through local economic growth. Watch this video to find out more about our solar projects progressing across the world and visit our featured projects page.


How we do business

We provide our customers with an end-to-end solution for renewable solar energy. Our operating model is underpinned by our core values, enabled by agility and innovation, and governed by corporate functions.

Our strengths

Global reach and buying power, Financing capability, Track record in delivery, Investment in innovation

Underpinned by our core values:

Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive

Develop & Build

Recently named largest solar developer in the world, we have established a track record in developing solar assets from early-stage greenfield, through to late-stage M&A and ‘Ready to build’ status.

Manage & Operate

Our team are highly skilled in managing performance and operations of utility-scale solar assets for over 12 years. This includes a mixed portfolio of Lightsource bp-owned projects and third-party assets. We continue to invest in the latest AI technology to improve returns and performance.

Own & Asset Partnerships

As part of accelerating the energy transition we also provide opportunities around the world for utilities and investors looking to acquire and grow their own renewable portfolios.

Our growth story

Lightsource bp began as a small UK start-up in 2010, and now we have become a global leader, recognised as one of the largest solar developers in the world. Find out more about how we have built a giga-scale business that is people and culture centric, our joint venture partnership with bp and how we build and grow meaningful partnerships across the energy transition.

Team and culture

The foundation of our business is built on a culture of collaboration and inclusiveness. As a company growing at significant pace and scale, we continue to invest in supporting our team members to be encouraged and empowered to change the world. Find out more about how we place inclusivity and creativity at the heart of what we do.

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Our leadership team

The Lightsource bp culture of openness, inclusivity and excellence begins with our executive leadership team. Collectively, their knowledge and experience form the foundations on which our business is built.

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The power of solar

Utility-scale solar power is a resilient, reliable and predictable solution to climate change and energy security. Our expertise and investment in solar means we’re changing power for our customers, as we reimagine energy for the world.

Discover the power of solar

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Find out how we’re helping communities around the world

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Join Lightsource bp

Choose a career where you are empowered to change the world! If you are passionate about accelerating the energy transition, and looking to join a global collaboration of team members focused on delivering sustainable power, visit our careers page to find out more about working at Lightsource bp.