Powering Ibstock Brick

In 2020, Lightsource bp completed construction on a 4.9MW solar farm for leading brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick.

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Site-Selection

    Site selection

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Design-Assessment

    Preliminary assessments & site design

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Planning

    planning application

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Conditions

    discharge of planning conditions

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Construction


  • Site-Build-Timeline-Operation


  • decommissioning

The installation, which was funded, developed, connected and now operated by Lightsource bp, powers the manufacturer’s Leicestershire headquarters and further cements the company’s status as one of the UK’s most sustainable brickworks. The PPA provides Ibstock Brick with sustainable, renewable energy at a fixed cost for the next 25 years, and makes the company the first brick factory in the UK to be part-powered by a large-scale solar farm. Ibstock Brick is committed to becoming more resource-efficient, and this solar PPA with Lightsource bp allows the manufacturer to make use of renewable energy to reduce its carbon footprint and reliance on the national grid.

  • 4.9MW
    site capacity
  • 30%
    annual electricity demand supplied
  • 25
    year PPA term

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about this project, email info@lightsourcebp.com, or fill out the form below. We aim to get back to you within five working days.