The power
of solar

A changing energy landscape

The energy landscape is changing. At Lightsource bp, we believe renewable energy is the future. And that future is now.

As a global leader, we’ve spent the past decade driving solar forward and we’re not stopping any time soon. If the world is to combat climate change while meeting rising electricity demand, business can’t continue as usual. We need a rapid shift from conventional to renewable energy sources at scale.

Our purpose is to deliver responsible and sustainable solar power to our world.

Why solar?

Sustainable, reliable, affordable energy

Solar power is resilient, reliable and predictable. As a locally-produced, sustainable and secure form of electricity, this passive technology is playing a vital role in the world’s development of climate change solutions.

These benefits of solar, combined with its affordability and reliability during periods of peak electricity demand, makes it an ideal clean energy source for today’s world.

Utilising land for power, nature, and food

Each solar panel farm is designed with lots of wide-open spaces. This means they provide many opportunities for multi-purpose land management. From sheep grazing and biodiversity initiatives, our projects provide opportunity to create additional land use for local benefits.

 

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Considering local communities

As a responsible solar developer, it’s important for us to be good stewards of the land, and long-term partners of local communities. Many of our solar farms have a lifespan of up to 40 years.

Lightsource bp works with various stakeholders when building our solar projects, to make sure they benefit the local community – not just by generating sustainable electricity, but by improving the local ecosystem as well.

We construct our solar projects with a view to improving soil health, fostering biodiversity, and strengthening rural economies. From ecological assessments to community engagement, we do our best to create solar farms that local communities can be proud of.

 

Solar Farms Brochure

 

Read our Solar Farms leaflet

 

Benefits of solar power

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Sustainable energy

Solar helps advance low-carbon energy, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

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Affordable

Solar is the cheapest form of electricity in history, as stated by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Reliable financial returns

Utility-scale solar offers predictable, long-dated financial returns.

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Empower local economies

Solar farms create local jobs, contribute property tax revenue, and provide dependable revenue to landowners to supplement farm income.

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Low noise or visual impact

Solar arrays are only 2.75m high, don’t emit any noise beyond the site boundaries, and require minimal maintenance.

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Encourage wildlife and biodiversity

Through environmental impact assessments and land management, solar farms can be designed to enhance habitats and increase biodiversity.

Take a look around

To see the benefits of solar power in action, take a look around some Lightsource bp solar projects.

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Marley Thatch solar farm

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A day in the life of a solar farm

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Vendimia Solar in Aragon, Spain

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Floating Solar- QEII Reservoir

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Birch Solar Farm in Ohio

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Belfast International Airport - Solar PPA

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