Doing my part, Simms' story
Joined 2019, US – Throughout my life I have been drawn to organizations where I felt I was part of something bigger than myself. And that was one of the reasons I joined Lightsource bp.
My journey here started on a nontraditional path. After attending the US Naval Academy and serving in the Navy for several years, I pursued an MBA at Stanford University to transition into a career in investment banking. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced nature of banking but missed the feeling of working towards a larger purpose. I fulfilled that passion through community service opportunities – as a Port Commissioner and as President of a local non-profit that plants trees on city streets, schools, and parks. During this time, I also volunteered to build a solar project with Grid Alternatives. It was my first taste of solar, and I was hooked! How fitting that Lightsource bp is now a corporate sponsor of Grid Alternatives, a nationwide non-profit organization that is making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color – just one of the many examples of how Lightsource bp is living its values and being the change.
After more than a decade in the solar industry, I continue to wake each morning (typically well before the sun rises!) with a fresh sense of excitement. This is my chance to do my part and contribute toward building a more sustainable future.
I joined Lightsource bp because I wholeheartedly believe in its mission and its people. Lightsource bp is independent and agile but backed by a strong brand with a huge commitment to renewable energy. We have an incredibly talented management team coupled with a truly collaborative culture, throughout the organization. My favorite thing about Lightsource bp is working with my team – a group of smart, hard-working people who believe in what we are doing and get stuff done. Today is our chance to grow a successful and profitable business and leave our kids a better world!
Simms Duncan, Vice President, Structured Finance and M&A, USA
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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
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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.