A sense of belonging, Adriana's Story
Joined 2019, Brazil – Like many of my colleagues in Brazil, I joined Lightsource bp when the company acquired the Enerlife portfolio. Not just for me, but for the whole team, from the beginning, there was a very strong sense of “belonging”. As a team, we have the opportunity to work in a truly international environment, alongside a very experienced and enthusiastic group of people. As an individual, Lightsource bp’s culture of collaboration makes me feel really close to my peers, regardless of their geographic location. I’m very proud to be part of this company.
Solar is quickly becoming one of the cheapest and cleanest forms of energy production, which makes it a highly rewarding industry to work in. I have been working with environmental planning in the energy sector for 10 years now, first in an energy distribution company, then as a project manager in an environmental consultancy firm, where I specialized in wind power projects. It wasn’t until 2016 that I started working with solar projects and I’ve since developed projects in Brazil, Argentina, and to a smaller extent, Colombia. I have also recently started supporting Lightsource bp in Portugal, alongside my role in Brazil.
Developing solar projects is very challenging, and professionally we are constantly having to learn, adapt and evolve to a fast-changing market, which makes it a very stimulating job! Developing projects in Brazil is demanding: it’s a country of continental size, with many regional differences and a very complex planning system. I think what makes my role special is that it provides a link between the financial/economic side of our business with the local setting and community, making it possible to develop a truly sustainable project.
Adriana Martins, Head of Environmental Sustainability & Real Estate, Brazil
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30 Nov, 2023
bp agrees to take full ownership of Lightsource bp
bp has agreed to acquire the 50.03% interest it does not already own in Lightsource bp, enabling Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.
29 Nov, 2023
Solar and nature in perfect harmony
SolarPower Europe have released this year’s entries for their 2023 photo competition, Lightsource bp has submitted three entries, showcasing our projects in the UK, Greece and
27 Nov, 2023
Team onboarding: Lightsource bp site visits in 2023
This year, Lightsource bp hosted eight onboarding solar site visits. A total of 285 team members, including 25 interns, were actively engaged in these informative sessions.
24 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp celebrates two years in France
With a 700 MW solar project pipeline, our team in France is committed to actively contributing to a sustainable future powered by solar energy.
24 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp announced as finalists at UK Business Awards
We are incredibly proud to announce that Lightsource bp has been announced as finalists in two categories in the UK Business Awards (UKBA) 2023.
23 Nov, 2023
Lightsource bp enables smaller businesses to access the benefits of solar
Inviting participants to join a collective, European multi-buyer corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for a portfolio of solar assets.
16 Nov, 2023
Here’s what the electrical grid of the future looks like
Today’s grids were built for a different age. A grid powered by renewables looks very different – with energy storage playing a key role in balancing supply and demand.
15 Nov, 2023
30 team members receive SCQF Level 7 qualification
Lightsource bp is committed to supporting team members expanding their knowledge and skills, and we are proud to offer a range of learning and development opportunities to all
14 Nov, 2023
Be the change: philanthropy update
See how we have been giving back recently, from Lightsource Foundation news and events, to community projects.
10 Nov, 2023
How a global renewable target can supercharge the solar sector
Electricity was responsible for 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2020. Fortunately, we have a scalable, proven and affordable solution – renewable energy.