Lightsource bp among leaders on 2022 U.S. top solar developers list

Solar Power World has recognized Lightsource bp’s growth and success in developing utility-scale solar projects across the United States by ranking the company at No. 2 on the 2022 Top Solar Developers list 

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed each year by industry magazine Solar Power World to honor the work of solar installers in the United States. Solar firms in the utility, commercial and residential markets are ranked by number of kilowatts installed in the previous year. Companies are grouped and listed by specific services, markets and states. 

In 2021 alone, the Lightsource bp team in the USA: 

  • Brought 616 megawatts of projects into commercial operation, the benchmark for this year’s top solar developer ranking 
  • Reached financial close on 9 new solar projects totaling 1.2 gigawatts 
  • Raised $1.6 billion in new capital commitments 
  • Doubled the size of the team 

“The key to our success has been the ability to attract and retain a dedicated and passionate team,” commented Kevin Smith, Lightsource bp’s CEO of the Americas. “Through our collective passion to tackle climate change, along with our team’s diverse expertise, Lightsource bp has made its mark as a leader in America’s utility-scale solar market in a short amount of time. Since the beginning of 2019, we have developed over 2.2 gigawatts of solar projects that are now in operation or construction across the U.S. and we raised more than $2.6 billion in project capital. Our current pipeline of projects in develop exceeds 20 gigawatts across 30 states.” 

The key to our success? Our people.

Our collective passion to tackle climate change, along with our team spirit, has fueled our success.

About Lightsource bp 

Lightsource bp has been developing, owning and operating solar energy projects since 2010. We have a worldwide staff of over 850 team members active in 18 countries. Together with our 50:50 joint venture partner bp, we are reimagining energy. We’re enacting real change to decarbonize the energy landscape with competitively priced, safe, dependable, clean energy for businesses and communities all over the world. We integrate in-house development, asset financing, and operational management to optimize competitiveness and capture maximum value throughout the lifecycle of each clean energy project. We also have a commitment to maximize the environmental sustainability and positive social impacts of each of our projects. 

Lightsource bp in the U.S. is headquartered in San Francisco with development offices in Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Austin and team members located in more than 20 states. For more information visit, follow us on Twitter @Lightsourcebp and Instagram @lightsourcebp or view our LinkedIn page.  

About Solar Power World  

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better. 

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