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Introducing Sunplug – Smart Solar from Lightsource & EDF

02 June 2017

We’re proud to announce that Lightsource and EDF Energy have joined forces to create a revolutionary renewable energy system, tailored to your home. The Sunplug solution combines solar PV...


New Blog from Nick Boyle on Energy Live News!

01 June 2017

For a small island that receives comparatively little sunshine, Great Britain has a remarkable history of paving the way for solar power. The nature of corporate/end-user power purchase agreements...


Politics and Planning Decisions – An Uneasy Marriage

15 May 2017

Article posted on LinkedIn by Penny Laurenson, Head of Planning at Lightsource. “What the hell is that? Who is allowing these ugly things?” I heard from behind me as...


BBC Weather World Features Crookedstone Solar Farm

02 May 2017

Our 5MW solar farm at Crookedstone Road, Belfast, has been featured on the BBC’s Weather World program, for it’s role in providing Belfast International Airport with clean, renewable solar...


North American leadership team appointed to drive expansion into U.S energy market

06 April 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced its North American management team that will lead its expansion into the U.S. energy market. The San Francisco-based team of CEO Tim Derrick, COO...


Turning On N.Ireland’s Largest Solar Project!

27 March 2017

We’re pleased to announce the commissioning of a major solar development in Antrim, delivering over 32 MW of clean, renewable energy into the Northern Irish energy grid. This is...


14 New Sites Connected Ahead of March ROC Deadline

20 March 2017

We’ve connected 14 new UK sites, well ahead of the 1.2 Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROC) March 31st deadline. Totalling more than 50 Megawatts, the new sites are located across...


New CSO Joins Lightsource Senior Management Team

10 March 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James Brooks as Chief Strategy Officer, a member of the executive leadership team and board of the company. After 18 years’...


Lightsource Appoints New Irish Manager

02 March 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has announced the appointment of Barry Wadding as Business Development Manager for the Republic of Ireland. As Business Development Manager, Barry...


469 Residential Solar Installations Acquired!

23 February 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations through its acquisition team. The portfolio is comprised of...


Lightsource – A Challenger of 2017!

01 February 2017

Lightsource Renewable Energy has been named as one to watch in 2017 by The Challenger Project, citing our potential to change the criteria of renewables and upend the status...


Corporate Solar Buyback Success Story

20 January 2017

When Accrington-based textile manufacturing firm Lantex installed their 14.4KWp solar PV system in September 2010, they considered it to be a long-term investment in securing lower electricity bills and...


RT @ACORE: It's completely inevitable that the #grid will adapt to integrate new technologies and solutions - Nick Boyle @LightsourceRE #RE…

23 June 2017

Our floating solar farm on the QE2 Reservoir has been operating for one whole year!

23 June 2017

RT @ACORE: .@ACORE @SiemensGamesa @LightsourceRE @JinkoSolarCoLtd & Lincoln Clean Energy CEOs discuss #RE project development and financing…

21 June 2017

RT @PitchfordEstate: Pleased with the floristic margins by Pitchford #solar farm and #holidaycottages @LightsourceRE @GreenTourismUK https…

14 June 2017

RT @southcoastair: #solarfarm in #Bexhill #Catsfield #renewableenergy use our #aerialphotography to show your #business from a dramatic ne…

06 June 2017

RT @JH_Ambrose: EDF Energy's team-up with solar developer Lightsource launches today - first reported here in April:…

03 June 2017

Find out more about Sunplug, our smart home solar initiative with EDF Energy!

02 June 2017

Take a look at our CEO's latest blog post for Energy Live News:

01 June 2017

RT @thesolartrade: Panel discussion: projects w/o ROCs with @PrimroseSolar, @ForesightGroup, @LightsourceRE, @Baringa @ PV Financing & PPA…

17 May 2017

Owl boxes looking good at our Manor Farm solar farm in Dorset. No owls spotted yet, but there's a nest in there - w…

16 May 2017

Check out the latest blog post from Penny Laurenson, our Head of Planning, on the marriage of politics and planning!

15 May 2017

RT @edfeinnovation: Great news! Sunplug has been featured in the @Telegraph! We're so excited for the future of smart solar energy... @Lig…

11 May 2017

Congratulations to our legal team - nominated for in-house energy and resources team of the year! Good luck guys!

10 May 2017

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08 May 2017

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07 May 2017

Our partnership with @BelfastAirport is on @BBC Weather World - skip to 8.40 to see our Crookedstone Solar Farm!

02 May 2017

RT @johnmckeelaw: Exciting times @lightsourceRE

02 May 2017

We're proud to present Sunplug, a brand new home solar proposition, in partnership with EDF Energy!

18 April 2017

RT @EnvironmentTime: @BelfastAirport generate quarter energy from nearby solar teaming up with @LightsourceRE saving £100K 1st 10 months ht…

11 April 2017

RT @James_BG: . @LightsourceRE reckons its private wire solar farm has saved @BelfastAirport £100k in 10 months

07 April 2017

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