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Responsible solar energy for a sustainable future

At Lightsource bp, 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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  • 2.6 GW
    solar capacity developed globally to date
  • 787,800
    households powered *
  • 328,482
    cars off the road

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. Why? It’s 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.

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Long-term energy partnerships can change the world

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

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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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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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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 famouse solar project is a huge engineering and innovation achievement for our team.

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Xcel Energy and solar jobs

One of the largest solar infrastructure projects in Colorado, the 300 megawatt Bighorn Solar project is being developed and financed by Lightsource bp, in partership with Xcel energy. The project will create around 300 direct jobs on site, the majority of which will be hired from the local community

Connecting people with the benefits of solar

Through our projects and communication, we aim to inform everyone we connect with on the benefits of solar power. We truly believe solar power technology will play a vital role in creating a more sustainable future. Here are some numbers on how we have done so far in the year 2020.

  • 5850
    community members directly consulted on our projects
  • 850
    students reached through our education programmes
  • 24,818
    followers on social media, engaged with the benefits of solar

Find out more

In a rapidly changing global energy landscape, we must respond to the climate crises with the urgency and attention it demands. Find out more about the key areas of our sustainability strategy below.

Be the Change, join Lightsource bp

At the heart of our organisation is a culture of inclusion and diversity as we push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. Visit our careers site to be inspired by our people and find a suitable role for you.

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