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Perfectly placed for the future of global energy

Lightsource BP is a global market leader in the development, acquisition and long-term management of large-scale solar projects and smart energy solutions. Our projects generate competitively-priced, dependable, clean energy for businesses and communities.

At our core we have always excelled as a utility-scale developer with incredibly strong in-house planning and development capabilities. Unlike our competitors, we are the owner as well as the planner, developer, operator, and manager.

We firmly believe that the delivery of solar alongside smart energy solutions will play a major role in the future of global energy.

Working with BP

This alliance is inspired by a shared mission: to accelerate low-carbon energy access to communities world-wide through delivering world-class solar and storage projects. We’re dedicated to moving solar power from the fringes of the mainstream to the centre of the global energy industry, minimising reliance on fossil fuels and speeding up the arrival of a truly diverse energy mix.

Leveraging BP’s global scale, relationships and trading capabilities, our capabilities also include market-leading expertise in structured power products that work for communities. Our financial know-how has always been our strongest asset – we’re not solar experts who branched into financing, the company was built by financial experts who saw an opportunity in solar. By partnering with BP, we’ve reinforced our capabilities.

Group Advantage

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World-class Solar Development

Ambitious, innovative projects designed to change the future of how energy is sourced and used.

  • Access to assets from best-in-class development execution
  • Track record of 1.3GW+ developed in-house
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Structured Finance

The way in which we finance our projects and our unique relationships with funders sets us apart from the rest of the industry.

  • Innovative structured finance team with deep expertise, overseeing our relationships with banks and other institutions
  • Access to lowest cost of capital because of scale
  • Significant track record of raising debt in both banking and institutional markets, including over £1.23 billion in 2015
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Operations & Maintenance

Largest dedicated solar O&M division in Europe providing full lifecycle capabilities in-house.

  • Higher operational performance through in-house management
  • 2 GW under management providing experience and economies of scale
  • Vertically integrated
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Asset Management
  • Integrated asset management and reporting
  • Asset life extension opportunities
  • Optimisation of assets
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Technical

Innovation is part of our DNA and we consistently push boundaries.

  • Tracking new technology and developing own supply-chain IP, e.g. world’s first deep-water floating solar farm, storage, home energy management systems
  • Optimisation of plant design
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Procurement

We are able to secure lower construction costs than our competitors, because we invest in solar at scale.