United Kingdom

Ibstock solar

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Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions



Ownership transferred

Powering Ibstock Brick

In 2020, Lightsource bp completed construction on a 4.9MW solar farm for leading brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick.

The installation, which was funded, developed, connected and now operated by Lightsource bp, powers the manufacturer’s Leicestershire headquarters and further cements the company’s status as one of the UK’s most sustainable brickworks. The power purchase agreement (PPA) provides Ibstock Brick with sustainable, renewable energy at a fixed cost for the next 25 years, and makes the company the first brick factory in the UK to be part-powered by a large-scale solar farm. Ibstock Brick is committed to becoming more resource-efficient, and this solar PPA with Lightsource bp allows the manufacturer to make use of renewable energy to reduce its carbon footprint and reliance on the national grid.

Explore the project

Take a virtual tour of our 4.9MWp Ibstock Brick solar project

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team.

info@lightsourcebp.com 03332000755

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