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Becoming a solar landowner – how does it work?

Solar is becoming an increasingly popular option for farmers and landowners across the UK – it’s weather-proof, comes with decades of guaranteed income and has the added benefit of having significant positive impacts for the land, the local community and the environment.  

Lightsource bp is leader in UK solar – we’ve been active in the country since 2010 and to date have developed around 20% of the operational large-scale solar in the UK. We’ve got a superb local track record of building relationships that strengthen the rural economy, making us the ideal partner for any landowner looking to make the most of their land, secure long-term income and contribute to the fight against climate change. And leasing your land for solar doesn’t mean giving up its agricultural usage, either! Our projects are designed to be compatible with grazing, so you can continue to farm the land under and around the panels.  

Want to find out more about how a landowner partnership with Lightsource bp would work? Take a look at our new explainer video. 

What could a solar lease do for your business?

With thousands of acres under management, Lightsource bp is increasingly the UK’s trusted partner for people looking to rent land to solar companies that deliver secure, long-term income to landowners. We sit down with you to understand your goals and requirements for your land and to explore whether ‘solar as a crop’ is right for you.

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