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Decarbonising energy by making solar power the natural choice

Responsible solar energy for a sustainable future

Our most impactful contribution to global sustainability is in responsibly creating meaningful solar projects to decarbonize the world’s energy landscape. Through the strength and capability of our team, and the influence of our brand, we aim to further expand access to solar across businesses and communities worldwide.


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Why solar?

Sustainable energy and more

The world’s demand for emissions-free and affordable electricity is scaling up rapidly and solar power is perfectly placed to meet this demand.

Solar is entirely scalable, economical and quick to deploy. It also adds security to our energy mix. You can set up solar to power your home in a day, and build a solar farm to power a whole community in just a few months. Read the information leaflet below to find out more on why we believe solar energy is the natural choice.

Long-term energy partnerships can change the world

The transition to low carbon energy includes everyone. Lightsource bp is excited to partner with organisations that share the same goals and purpose, working together to shape a more sustainable future. Learn more about some of our recent partnerships below.

Reimagining energy with bp

As a 50:50 joint venture with bp, we are very excited to be a partner in the company’s transformation from an international oil company to an integrated energy company. By working together we aim to enact real change on the global energy landscape. Watch this video to find out more.

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Floating solar innovation

In partnership with Thames Water, a large utility in London, we built the world’s first deep water reservoir floating solar array. Through a long-term power purchase agreement, Thames Water’s treatment facility secures the solar power, delivering drinking water to London. The world famous solar project is a huge engineering and innovation achievement for our team.

A day in the life of a solar farm

Hear from the people who are operating and maintaining Lightsource bp’s 260 megawatt Impact solar farm in Texas.

Penn State – powered by the sun

We formed an innovative partnership with Penn State University designed to be a national model in sustainability. Together, we’re building the largest solar energy project in rural Pennsylvania that we’re hoping will be a living prototype for universities across the world.

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Environmental stewardship

Read about how we're enhancing ecosystems and biodiversity, taking science-based climate action, and improving circularity.

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Social responsibility

Read about how our business is committed to benefitting communities, and creating a safe and healthy place for people to work.

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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.