Lightsource has announced a dedicated investment of more than £125million into the UK rooftop solar market in 2015 as it strides towards its 1 Gigawatt target of operational assets. The company believes that its partnerships with PV installers will be key to unlocking the potential of the rooftop market.
After deploying £1.5 billion in just four years, Lightsource is set to become the first solar energy company to break the Gigawatt milestone by the end of March 2015.The investment of £125million will be allocated to rooftop solar projects in the UK, as the company looks to deliver 120 MW of installations on commercial buildings, schools, households and social housing.
Lightsource is inviting solar PV installers to a special drinks reception at Ecobuild on Tuesday 3rd March, at 5.30pm, to meet with its CEO Nick Boyle and other senior company representatives to discuss partnership opportunities, project funding and installation agreements.
The UK’s leading solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, is confident that there remains great opportunity for farmers and landowners looking to diversify their rural businesses with solar farms, but has stressed the importance of selecting the right developer.
From April 1st 2015, solar farms with an installed capacity of larger than 5 MWp (Megawatts-Peak) will no longer be eligible to receive subsidy under the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROC) scheme. However, Lightsource believes that landowners with any sized land can still “unlock their green potential” with a solar installation.
The UK’s leading solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, has moved into new London headquarters at 33 Holborn this week as it marks another impressive milestone in the company’s history.
Lightsource has moved from its former base at Old Bailey to a new custom-built office space of more than 30,000 square ft to accommodate the rapidly growing Lightsource team. Founded in 2010 with just six staff, Lightsource now has a team of over 300 in-house professionals from over 25 different nations and in that time has become the largest PV business in Europe.
Plans to create a 20 acre solar farm on fields off School Aycliffe Lane, near Newton Aycliffe, in County Durham, were largely welcomed by the public who scrutinised the scheme at a meeting this week.
The proposed site, opposite the Great Aycliffe Town offices, will be capable of generating about 5MWp of clean energy, enough to power 1,300 homes and save 2,200 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is inviting local residents to discuss plans for new solar farm proposals, near School Aycliffe, in County Durham.
Although the plans are at an early stage, the company is preparing information packs for residents living nearby and has invited anyone who wants to know more about the development to attend a community information event. The community event will take place at Xcel Centre, Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, on Monday, December 15, from 5.30pm until 8pm.
Farm Power Key to Future UK Energy Supply
Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s leading solar power company, affirms it’s commitment towards rural business today by announcing major sponsorship of a pioneering rural energy project in partnership with Farmers Weekly.
UK farms could be a major player in a shift towards a resilient, low-carbon energy system, according to an important report launched today by the Farm Power coalition. The coalition, which is made up of a growing number of farming bodies, renewable generators including Lightsource, businesses and NGOs, are today calling on policymakers and other key stakeholders, including supermarkets, to support the vision.
The research carried out by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future, which leads the coalition,and Nottingham Trent University, found there was at least 10GW of untapped resource across UK farms – equivalent to more than three times the installed capacity of the proposed new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C.
Education chiefs have teamed up with the UK’s leading solar energy generator to spearhead an innovative new project aimed at exploring the relationship between solar farms and agriculture.
Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, Moulton College and the School of Science and Technology of the University of Northampton have joined forces for the two year study.
They are now on the lookout for a suitable post-graduate candidate to lead the research, which will evaluate solar installations as a viable diversification for farm businesses and measure the associated impacts.
Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s leading solar energy generator, partnered with local solar developer Push Energy to successfully commission and connect a new solar farm set across 19 hectares of land to the south-west of Little Bardfield Village, in Essex.
With an installed capacity of 10MWp (Megawatts-Peak), this new solar farm will provide a valuable local source of ‘clean electricity’ – enough to power more than 2,900 homes. The carbon savings from the solar farm will be the equivalent of taking 1,100 large family cars off the road.
THE FUTURE of farming and engaging the next generation in the industry will dominate the agenda at one of the UK’s premier farming conferences taking place on Thursday 13 November, sponsored by the UK’s leading solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy.
The Three Counties Farming Conference starts from 3.30pm on Thursday 13 November at the Three Counties Showground, in Malvern, with an address by Lightsource Renewable Energy.
Renewable Energy Installer Magazine columnist and Zenex Solar MD Liz MacFarlane looks back at her time at the SEUK 2014 conference – where Lightsource Renewable Energy hosted its popular Installer Workshop. Find out what Liz thought of the event…