Gibson solar

Key numbers


system size


annual electricity demand supplied

3,700 tonnes

carbon emissions saved per year


cars taken off road (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessment design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions


Ownership transferred

In 2018, Lightsource bp announced a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Brett Martin, one of NI’s most successful independent manufacturing companies.

Lightsource bp financed, completed and now operate the 6.42MWdc solar installation at Gibson Farm in Mallusk, Newtownabbey which is hard-wired directly into Brett Martin’s facility just over a mile away.

Brett Martin purchases the renewable energy generated at Gibson Farm from Lightsource bp via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that guarantees a fixed, index-linked price for 25 years. This long-term price visibility provides Brett Martin with a way to hedge against fluctuations in the energy market, and to protect themselves from unforeseen price hikes.

Information & resources

6.42MWdc powering Brett Martin

We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our Gibson Farm solar project


Lightsource bp sold this site in May 2020.

Brett Martin partners with Lightsource bp

Brett Martin, one of NI’s most successful independent manufacturing companies announced that they are now procuring renewable electricity from a solar installation funded and developed by Lightsourcebp, a global leader in the solar industry.

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We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team. 03332000755

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