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Operations and maintenance

Operations and Maintenance

Improving solar plant reliability, availability, and efficiency.

Lightsource bp offer comprehensive third-party O&M services, covering all aspects of solar and storage operations and maintenance.

Working alongside your teams, we can offer our unparalleled framework, experience, and resources, to guarantee the performance of your assets.

From rapid response-times, high standards of service, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Lightsource bp sets the bar for solar and storage O&M.

What is O&M?

Operations and maintenance (O&M) for solar and storage projects is about supporting and servicing your assets, to ensure they are built and perform to their best.

This covers everything from site optimisation reviews, monitoring and reporting, proactive and reactive maintenance, panel cleaning, land management and biodiversity, and specialist engineering services.

Our multi-disciplinary team delivers efficient, seamless, and cost-effective packages for operations and maintenance support of your solar and storage assets.

Lightsource bp O&M support services include:

  • Project concept and feasibility
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Due diligence
  • Health, safety, and environment (HSE)
  • Operational management
O&M services we offer

Customisable services tailored to your needs

  • Remote monitoring, reporting and cyber security
  • Onboarding new sites
  • Electrical Installation Condition assessments (EIC)
  • Scheduled system inspections
  • Maintenance, repair and HSE management
  • CCTV and site security
  • Grass cutting, land management, and biodiversity planning
  • Dedicated portfolio CSM team
  • Robust, cost-effective spares programme
  • Thermography auditing
  • Project management and delivery
  • Site surveys and punch lists
  • Certified LV and HV services
  • Module cleaning
  • Proactive assets retrofit projects

Benefits of using Lightsource bp O&M

Trusted long-term partner
We offer exceptional, proven capabilities within solar. Our long-term outlook, internal knowledge, global presence, and financial backing from bp makes us a reliable, bankable partner.

Ownership mentality
We treat our client’s assets like our own assets. We don’t cut corners, but focus on maximising long-term performance in a safe and responsible way.


National reach across UK&NI
We have field operations teams strategically located across all four nations. In most cases, an engineer is no more than 30 minutes from a site.


Depth of technical expertise
We’ve developed deep engineering and field-based experience over 10 years and 5.5GW in operation. Our in-house team can quickly identify, diagnose, and resolve faults.

Why choose Lightsource bp?

Our scale of experience, depth of resources, and proven ways of working set Lightsource bp apart as a solar operations and maintenance partner. We are a global leader in the development, management and ownership of solar energy projects, spanning 19 regions with over 8GW developed to date.

Our primary goal is to provide our customers with a unique integrated service package with the minimum number of interfaces – achieved through reducing risk, preventing delays and simplifying the process. This means we can deliver an efficient, seamless and cost-effective package of operations and maintenance support.

914 MW management portfolio

133 operating sites

148 in-house asset service team

335,000 new trees and whips planted

5 million bees homed

Case study

Wilburton Bee Project, UK

We piloted our bee biodiversity programme at the 24MW Wilburton Solar Farm in Cambridgeshire, UK. With encouragement from the farm’s landowner, Lightsource bp partnered with a local bee farmer to install 10 hives on the site.

Inspired by the success of the harvest, we planted another four acres of wildflowers close to the hives, and a further area of bird-friendly seed. With the increase in pollen-rich food, we’ve since had a number of bumper harvests and the hives are still going strong today.

Project highlights:

  • 32 hives installed
  • 720,000 bees (close estimate)
  • 269kg raw honey harvested
  • 136 acres of species-rich planting

Meet the team

Join our Operations and Maintenance team on a recent engagement day – where our staff learned more about how our solar farms operate, how they are maintained, and how they work in harmony with agriculture and biodiversity.

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Find out more

Download our O&M brochure

You can read more information about our Operations and Maintenance service in our downloadable O&M brochure.

Contact us

If you’d like to chat with us and discover how Lightsource bp’s Operations and Maintenance services can benefit your business, please email om.services@lightsourcebp.com or complete the form below.


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