Empowering our communities

At Lightsource bp we do our best to create solar farms that local communities can be proud of.

How do we empower our communities?

We work with various stakeholders when building our solar farms to make sure our projects benefit the local community – not just by generating clean electricity that improves air quality, but by improving the local economy and ecosystem as well. We construct our solar farms with a view to strengthen rural economies, promote solar education, foster environmental sustainability, and create partnerships.

Empowering economic development

Our solar projects help provide stable revenue for landowners as well as create jobs, generate property tax revenue, and bring operating budgets that are primarily spent in the area.

See how we're empowering economic development

Empowering education

We value education and help bring real-world experiences to the classroom through funding for research, internships, capstone projects, solar training, and so much more.

See how we're empowering education

Empowering environmental sustainability

We increase environmental sustainability on our project sites through our Responsible Solar approach. Many of our solar farms are pollinator friendly, boost local biodiversity and have co-located agriculture.

Read more about responsible solar

Empowering partnerships

Our partnerships allow us to collaborate with other like-minded organizations that share a desire to create a more sustainable, resilient and equitable world for present and future generations.

Read more about our community partnerships

Responsible Solar in action: Read our real life stories

Here is a glimpse into some of the work we’re doing to benefit communities through our unique approach to Responsible Solar.  We hope you enjoy learning more!

Meet members of the Lightsource bp community


Learn about our solar farms in the United States

View some of the projects we’ve developed as well as some that we’re currently working on.