Operations and Maintenance

Improving solar plant reliability, availability, and efficiency.

Lightsource bp O&M services

Lightsource bp offer comprehensive third-party O&M services, covering all aspects of solar operations and maintenance.

Working alongside your teams, we can offer our unparalleled framework, experience, and resources, to guarantee the performance of your assets.

From rapid response-times, high standards of service, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Lightsource bp sets the bar for solar O&M.

What is O&M?

Operations and maintenance (O&M) for solar projects is about supporting and servicing your solar assets, to ensure they are built and perform to their best.

This covers everything from site optimisation reviews, monitoring and reporting, proactive and reactive maintenance, panel cleaning, land management and biodiversity, and specialist engineering services.

Our multi-disciplinary team delivers efficient, seamless, and cost-effective packages for operations and maintenance support of your solar assets.

Lightsource bp O&M support services include:

  • Project concept and feasibility
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Due diligence
  • Health, safety, and environment (HSE)
  • Operational management

O&M services we offer

Our O&M services are customisable, based on the requirements of sites, assets, and landowners. All indicated packages can be tailored individually as per the client scope of work. Below are just a few of the services we can provide:

Remote monitoring, reporting and cyber security

Remote monitoring, reporting and cyber security

Onboarding new sites

Onboarding new sites

Electrical Installation Condition assessments (EIC)

Electrical Installation Condition assessments (EIC)

Scheduled system inspections

Scheduled system inspections

Maintenance, repair and HSE management

Maintenance, repair and HSE management

CCTV and site security

CCTV and site security

Grass cutting, land management, and biodiversity planning

Grass cutting, land management, and biodiversity planning

Dedicated portfolio CSM team

Dedicated portfolio CSM team

Robust, cost-effective spares programme

Robust, cost-effective spares programme

Thermography auditing

Thermography auditing

Project management and delivery

Project management and delivery

Site surveys and punch lists

Site surveys and punch lists

Certified LV and HV services

Certified LV and HV services

Module cleaning

Module cleaning

Proactive assets retrofit projects

Proactive assets retrofit projects

Benefits of using Lightsource bp O&M

Why choose Lightsource bp?

Our scale of experience, depth of resources, and proven ways of working set Lightsource bp apart as a solar operations and maintenance partner. We are a global leader in the development, management, and ownership of solar energy projects, spanning 19 countries with over 5GW developed to date.

Our primary goal is to provide our customers with a unique integrated service package with the minimum number of interfaces – achieved through reducing risk, preventing delays and simplifying the process. This means we can deliver an efficient, seamless and cost-effective package of operations and maintenance support.

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914 MW

management portfolio

Globe

133

operating sites

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148

in-house asset service team

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5 million

bees homed

hedgerow

66,500 meters

of newly planted hedgerows

planting

335,000

new trees and whips planted

Performance, monitoring and digitalisation

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Global performance and monitoring team

Our O&M team is supported by our specialist Global Performance and Monitoring Team. This data-driven centre of excellence is dedicated to maximising the performance of all our assets under management. From simple fault finding to analysing the return of an entire site retrofit, the process starts here.

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Value-added performance insights

We approach every site as if it were our own. This means proactively identifying opportunities for owners to invest in their assets to improve long-term performance. We can do this through a deep understanding of how sites are performing. Our advanced analytics capability means we can go beyond the obvious insights of site performance and discover difficult-to-spot underperformance. We can then pass on these actionable insights to the asset owners.

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Rapid fault response and triage

Through our Remote Monitoring Centre, we use multiple industry-leading platforms to review site performance, 365 days a year. Using custom alarms and ticketing system, we ensure we don’t miss any outage or underperformance, and then quickly respond to faults.

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Detailed, accurate and timely KPI reporting

As owners ourselves, we understand the importance of detailed, accurate, and timely project information. Alongside site monitoring, we recognise the importance of the calculation and delivery of site key performance indicators (KPIs) and operating reports. Lightsource bp has a faultless track record in delivering high-accuracy reports to our clients, always within agreed timelines.

Case study:
Wilburton Bee Project, UK

We piloted our bee biodiversity programme at the 24MW Wilburton Solar Farm in Cambridgeshire, UK. With encouragement from the farm’s landowner, Lightsource bp partnered with a local bee farmer to install 10 hives on the site.

Inspired by the success of the harvest, we planted another four acres of wildflowers close to the hives, and a further area of bird-friendly seed. With the increase in pollen-rich food, we’ve since had a number of bumper harvests and the hives are still going strong today.

Project highlights:

  • 32 hives installed
  • 720,000 bees (close estimate)
  • 269kg raw honey harvested
  • 136 acres of species-rich planting

Meet the team

Join our Operations and Maintenance team on a recent engagement day – where our staff learned more about how our solar farms operate, how they are maintained, and how they work in harmony with agriculture and biodiversity.

Find out more

Download our O&M brochure

You can read more information about our Operations and Maintenance service in our downloadable O&M brochure.

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O&M Services brochure

 

Contact us

If you’d like to chat with us and discover how Lightsource bp’s Operations and Maintenance services can benefit your business, please email om.services@lightsourcebp.com or complete the form below.