We are Lightsource bp – a global leader in solar development, management and operations. For over a decade we’ve been harnessing sunlight to help power our world in a clean, sustainable and responsible way. Since 2010 we’ve been rapidly growing, learning, developing key technology and pushing boundaries in the industry and beyond. All because we know that renewable energy is the future. And that future is now.
Delivering solar power for the world
We’ve been developing solar projects in the UK for over a decade, providing renewable, sustainable energy to homes and businesses across the country. The UK is a key part of our global ambitions – we’re targeting 25GW by 2025 – it’s a challenge that drives us onwards.
What’s it like on a solar farm?
Take a virtual tour of our 4.9MWp solar project, which provides local brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick with 30% of their annual electricity needs.
From a small UK start-up to a global leader, Lightsource bp has come a long way in a decade. Read more about our beginnings, our relationship with bp, and our ambitions for the future.
Our culture and people
We understand that our success is built on our people. Our culture of inclusiveness, individuality and creativity are at the heart of everything we do – as we encourage and empower our people to change the world.
Our leadership team
The Lightsource bp culture of openness, inclusivity and excellence begins with our global leadership team. Collectively, their knowledge and experience form the foundations on which our business is built.
The future of energy: going beyond solar
Lightsource bp's in-house energy storage team is currently working on a 3GW pipeline of opportunities across three continents. Optimising energy storage will play a key role in sustainable solar, including faster, deeper and smarter decarbonisation of electricity grids, and diversification of revenue for projects. For our customers, it also means more stability and security of supply.
Co-location: wind and solar
Pairing solar and wind generation with energy storage is a powerful proposition. Wind and solar generate electricity at different hours and seasons. Combining them, along with storage, can maximise the grid capacity available. We’re exploring how these renewable hubs can speed deployment, bring more projects to fruition, and generate consistent flows of clean power.
Join Lightsource bp
Choose a career where you are empowered to change the world! If you are passionate about accelerating the energy transition, and looking to join a global collaboration of team members focused on delivering sustainable power, visit our careers page to find out more about working at Lightsource bp.