Manor Farm Eggington solar

Key numbers


installed capacity


households powered (equivalent)


tonnes of CO2 emissions saved annually


fuel-burning cars taken off the road (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Manor Farm solar producing 5MWp in Eggington, Leighton Buzzard

The solar farm at Manor Farm was built in 2015 and designed with an extensive Biodiversity Management Plan. This included 2 new woodland areas and large areas of wildflowers which increase biodiversity levels and provide habitats for birds and invertebrates. As well as being designed to enhance local biodiversity, Manor Farm is home to a flock of sheep, who graze the project and provide the landowner with an additional income stream while allowing the land to retain an agricultural use.

The site was developed by Lightsource in 2014, and is managed by our in-house teams. The solar project is a frequent destination for site visits, welcoming everyone from Lightsource bp interns and new starters to MPs and trade associations.

Find out more about Manor Farm solar

Team engagement day at Lightsource bp

Our interns have a say about Lightsource bp

Chris Skidmore, MP, visits Manor Farm solar

Chris Hewett, CEO of SEUK, visits Manor Farm solar

How solar energy can benefit the local environment

A responsible land management plan works alongside agricultural practice to improve visual screening and increase biodiversity around the solar farm. The following planting and habitat enhancements have been placed through the input of local ecologists during the development stage of the project.

flowers growing around solar panels on a sunny day

Get in touch

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

*Indicates required field