Lightsource Renewable Energy Invites Local Residents to Discuss Plans for New Solar Farm in County Durham


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.

UK’s Leading Solar Energy Generator Announces Major Sponsorship of Pioneering Project


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.

Pioneering Partnership to Explore Solar Farms and Agriculture


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.

UK’s Leading Solar Energy Generator Partners with Local Developer to Deliver New Essex Solar Farm


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.

Join us to discuss the future of farming at the Three Counties Farming Conference this week!


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.

Lightsource Renewable Energy to Host Local Installers Meeting at The Renewable Futures Conference


The UK’s leading solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, will be welcoming local installers to meet with representatives of its organisation during the Renewable Futures Conference in Bath on the 25th of November.

CEO Nick Boyle kick started the Lightsource Installer’s Partnership at the Solar Energy Conference in Birmingham mid-October. Whilst the majority of Lightsource’s £1.1billion of UK investment into the solar industry has up to now been deployed on large-scale ground mount projects, the company is now looking to build long term relationships with rooftop installers who will gain from Lightsource’s industry expertise, supply chain and funding.

Rooftop Solar – How Your Business’ Roof Could Save You Money

Energy Saving

Attention all CEOs!

If your business premises has an unused rooftop, then you are missing out on an opportunity to save money and electricity for your company. At Lightsource Renewable Energy, we provide rooftop solar photovoltaic (or PV) solutions for some of the largest brands in the UK.

Our experience

As the UK’s leading solar energy company, we develop and operate the largest commercial solar PV portfolio and manage more solar projects than any other company on long term contracts. We have installed one third of all commercial rooftop solar projects and as the largest purchaser of solar components, are able to source the latest technology at unbeatable prices. Our internal R&D department are constantly working to further improve the efficiency of our systems and our technologies will work on all roof types.

Leading solar energy generator predicts solar boom in Scotland – whatever the weather

Lightsource CEO Nick Boyle with Fergus Ewing MSP

Scotland is leading the way in the UK for renewable energy generation with nearly 50 per cent of its electricity needs being provided through renewable sources, mainly via wind and hydro energy technologies. Recent developments in solar photovoltaics (PV) have revolutionised our ability to harness the power of the sun making solar PV technology a realistic, cost-effective, and sustainable energy source worldwide. For Scotland, solar PV energy generation is quickly emerging as a complimentary local energy source which will help meet the nation’s 2020 targets of the equivalent of 100 per cent of gross annual electricity demand from renewable energy generation.

Lightsource Renewable Energy is Europe’s leading solar PV electricity generator, producing the equivalent of enough electricity to power over 200,000 UK households. The company affirms its investment to Scotland with the opening of its new office in Livingston this month by Energy Minster, Fergus Ewing. At the event, Mr. Ewing stated there is “a significant role” for solar PV to play in Scotland.