United Kingdom

About us

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.

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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.

How we do business

We provide our customers with an end-to-end solution for renewable solar energy. Our operating model is underpinned by our core values, enabled by agility and innovation, and governed by corporate functions.

Our strengths

Global reach and buying power, financing capability, track record in delivery, investment in innovation

Underpinned by our core values:

Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive

Develop & Build

Recently named largest solar developer in the world, we have established a track record in developing solar assets from early stage greenfield, through to late stage M&A and ‘Ready to build’ status.

Manage & Operate

Our team are highly skilled in managing performance and operations of utility scale solar assets for over 12 years. This includes a mixed portfolio of Lightsource bp owned projects and third party assets. We continue to invest in the latest AI technology to improve returns and performance.

Own & Asset Partnerships

As part of accelerating the energy transition we also provide opportunities around the world for utilities and investors looking to acquire and grow their own renewable portfolios.

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.

Our story

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.

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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.

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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.

Meet our global leadership team

The power of solar

Utility-scale solar power is a resilient, reliable, and predictable solution to climate change and energy security. Our expertise and investment in solar means we’re changing power for our customers, as we reimagine energy for the UK.

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The future of energy: going beyond solar

Energy storage

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.