Problem-solving pro, Kin’s story
Joined 2013, UK – I joined Lightsource bp when the company was only focused in UK. My previous job allowed me to work on a wide range of transactions but I always worked a specific part of the deal and saw only a small part of the puzzle. I was attracted to the Lightsource bp job because even though it would be focused on one sector and one country, it would allow me to see the complete picture from start to finish, from inception, to construction and to operations.
I manage a small team of six, within the structured finance department, working on debt and equity financing. We also work in other areas of the company, working with development to help them evaluate each opportunity, working directly on the projects on the lead up to construction and working with asset management and accounts with the ongoing budgeting and reporting of the projects once they are operational. The team is involved with every country that Lightsource bp is in.
In my spare time, I love to travel and am an avid gamer – although you wouldn’t think it, my job fits perfectly with both of those interests. The role allows me to be involved globally and work on every aspect of the project, giving me a chance to learn a lot about a wide range of different countries. I also focus on optimisation in a wide range of situations, giving me plenty of chances to flex my problem-solving muscles and be creative with solutions.
When I joined, solar was still a relatively new industry, evolving and changing rapidly – this attracted my interest and has held it for nearly a decade. Lightsource bp has an incredible ability to react and respond to changes and challenges, which is a huge strength in an industry as variable as ours. We’re a dynamic company operating in a dynamic industry, and that for me is a huge reason why I’ve stayed for seven years.
Kin Tang, Structured Finance Director, UK
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18 Sep, 2023
New plans unveiled for Maldon solar project proposal
Lightsource bp will be outlining their proposal to fund, develop and build a 49.9MW solar project near Maldon, Essex
24 Aug, 2023
Inspiring the future – students tour Welsh solar farm
Last week we welcomed students from the AFS Innovators programme to our Maes Bach solar farm in South Wales, for a whistle-stop tour of the world of ground-mount solar.
14 Aug, 2023
New video: virtual tour of a UK solar farm
Take a virtual tour of our 4.9MWp Ibstock Brick solar project, which provides the local brick manufacturer with 30% of their annual electricity needs.
09 Aug, 2023
Giving back to local communities via sponsorship of Fishguard & Goodwick RFC
Lightsource bp, developers of the local Langton solar project, are proud to be a new sponsor of the Fishguard and Goodwick RFC.
26 Jul, 2023
Supporting farming at the Energy & Farm Diversification Show
Lightsource bp was a proud sponsor of the Energy & Farm Diversification Show, held at Gurteen College in Co. Tipperary last week.
21 Jul, 2023
New planning application for 49.9MW County Durham solar project submitted
Our 49.9MWac Hett Moor solar project in County Durham was submitted to the local planning authority for consideration.
10 Jul, 2023
Strengthening rural partnerships – Sponsoring Badminton Horse Trials
For the second year running, Lightsource bp is proud to have sponsored the Badminton Horse Trials, one of the largest equestrian events in the world.
06 Jul, 2023
Engaging with MPs at Westminster on the future of solar
Lightsource bp held a drop-in event at Parliament, where we met with MPs and Peers to discuss the future of solar in the UK.
04 Jul, 2023
New data: positive habitat gains across Lightsource bp UK solar projects
Lightsource bp is proud to share the results of an independent audit by WSP of ten of our solar farms across the UK, which identified positive habitat gains.